I L<3ve Musicals!
I remembered this as being much, much worse than it actually is.
Hazel O'Connor's Kate is someone who is built up to be a star, but then finds fame is not all it is cracked up to be. As a youngster I probably found this downbeat and disengaging (although not dissimilar to 'The Rose', filmed around the same time, which I remembered with more affection).
It isn't. It is incredibly well-done, O'Connor is fantastic, and the cast she has around her! Jonathan Pryce and Jon Finch I remembered, being a big fan of both, but there's Mark Wing-Davey, too, before becoming best-known as Zaphod Beeblebrox, and Richard Griffiths, and a scarily young Phil Daniels, and the late…