The Last of the Blonde Bombshells
After the death of her husband, Elizabeth realizes for the first time that, after 50 years of a conventional marriage and a safe, respectable life, the only time she felt truly alive was when she was a teenager, playing in an (almost) all-girl band as London was being bombed during the darkest hours of World War II. To recreate the happiest era of her life, she organizes a reunion of the Blonde Bombshells. Scouring England and beyond for her former bandmates, she finds herself falling under the spell of the band's drummer, Patrick, who shares her joy for music and life. Bandmates include: Betty, the tough-talking piano player; Evelyn, the alto saxophonist, who served jail time for shoplifting; Annie, the trombonist, who now fronts a Salvation Army band; Gwen, the vocalist, who's still singing in a jazz quartet; Dinah, the hard-drinking trumpet player, who married well and lives in a Scottish castle; and Madeline, the double-bass player who moved to France years ago.
Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Leslie Caron, Olympia Dukakis, Cleo Laine, Joan Sims, Billie Whitelaw, June Whitfield, Millie Findlay, Thelma Ruby, Felicity Dean, Nicholas Pallister, Valentine Pelka, Carla Mackinnon, Dom Chapman, John Warnaby, James Cosmo, Romola Garai, Saskia Vale, Grant Ibbs, Ria-Belinda Mundell, Patricia Valentine, Laura Crossley, Lucy Voller, Kate Maberly, Clemency Burton-Hill, Harry Jones, Peter Youngblood Hills, Kathryn Pogson