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A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion world. So Colin gets involved with a pop promoter and tries to crack the big time. Meanwhile, racial tension is brewing in Colin's Notting Hill housing estate... Written byMichael Brooke <>

Actors: Patsy Kensit,Eddie O'Connell,David Bowie,James Fox,Ray Davies,Mandy Rice-Davies,Eve Ferret,Tony Hippolyte,Graham Fletcher-Cook,Joseph McKenna,Steven Berkoff,Sade,Edward Tudor-Pole,Bruce Payne,Alan Freeman
Year: 1986
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" Now, add to that the ad agency aspect (David Bowie's song and dance routine to "Selling Out" is a classic), plus the racial tensions in 1950's or 1960's London, and you have a multi-layered plot tapestry"

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