Cherry Gillespie - Miscellaneous Appearances
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‘Woman In The Wings’ By Maddy Prior (Album)
Maddy Prior’s first solo album ‘Woman in the Wings’ (1978) included a track called ‘Cat’s Eyes’. One of the credited backing vocalists was a Cherry Gillespie. The album also featured the entire Jethro Tull line-up. In 1974 Pan’s People appeared alongside Jethro Tull at the Rainbow Theatre in London and Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson even wrote a dance number for the girls entitled ‘Pan Dance’. Coincidence (or not) ?
The Bitch (Film) 1979
Cherry played the part of ‘Disco Girl’ in Joan Collins’ discotheque.
Crown Court (ITV) 04 May 1982, 05 May 1982 & 06 May 1982
In a “trial” broadcast in 1982 entitled ‘Face Value’, Cherry played the part of Lucy Brennan, the winner of a beauty contest. After the contest, she had dinner with one of the show’s organisers who then attempted to rape her. The jury had to decide whether she gave him the “come-on” or whether he was guilty of attempted rape.
Nutcracker (Film) 1982
Cherry appeared alongside Joan Collins again.
Octopussy (Film) 1983
Excellent James Bond film with Cherry playing ‘Midge’.
The Hot Shoe Show (BBC1)
Series One: Six weekly appearances 05 June 1983 to 10 July 1983
Series Two: Four weekly appearances 06 September 1984 to 27 September 1984
Christmas Special: 23 December 1984
This was basically ‘Come Dancing’ on speed. The driving force behind the show was Wayne Sleep who, along with Bonnie Langford, ensured the programme received plenty of publicity, not to mention BAFTA nominations. Cherry received third billing on the credits and this is probably her best TV dance work to date.
The Morecambe & Wise Show (ITV) 05 October 1983
Cherry starred with Morecambe & Wise again, 2841 days after her previous appearance on their show. This programme was originally scheduled for 21 September 1983, but was postponed.
Blankety Blank (BBC1) 16 November 1984, 25 January 1985, 20 December 1985, 13 February 1987, 06 November 1987
Five editions of Blankety Blank hosted by Les Dawson.
The Funny Side (ITV) 31 July 1985
Guest appearance on this short-lived ITV comedy sketch show starring Derek Griffiths.
Bergerac (BBC1) 09 January 1988
Cherry played the part of Marianne Roussillon in an episode entitled “Crossed Swords”.
Casualty (BBC1) 01 December 1989
Cherry played the part of Barbara Conrad in an episode entitled “Hanging On”.
Minder (ITV) 19 September 1991
Cherry starred alongside George Cole and Gary Webster in the story ‘Whatever Happened To Her Indoors’.
TV Commercials (1996)
Cherry contributed to TV Commercials for Kellogg’s All-Bran and Wella Hair Care in 1996.
Cherry has appeared in a number of stage musicals since leaving Pan’s People, including ‘A Chorus Line’.