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Ballet Shoes
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Genre Children's drama
Based on Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
Written by John Wiles
Directed by Timothy Combe
  • Elizabeth Morgan
  • Sarah Prince
  • Jane Slaughter
  • Angela Thorne
  • Joanna David
  • Barbara Lott
  • Mary Morris
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 6
Producer(s) John McRae
Editor(s) Sheila S. Tomlinson
Running time 25 minutes
Production company(s) BBC
Original network BBC One
Original release 5 October (1975-10-05) – 9 November 1975 (1975-11-09)
Related shows Ballet Shoes (2007)

Ballet Shoes is British television adaptation of Noel Streatfeild's novel Ballet Shoes first broadcast on BBC One in 1975. Adapted by John Wiles and directed by Timothy Combe, the series was aired in six parts on Sunday evenings. It was aired by PBS in the United States on 27 December 1976.


  • Elizabeth Morgan as Pauline Fossil
  • Sarah Prince as Posy Fossil
  • Jane Slaughter as Petrova Fossil
  • Barbara Lott as Nana
  • Angela Thorne as Sylvia Brown
  • Mary Morris as Madame Fidolia
  • Patrick Godfrey as Sir Donald Houghton
  • Terence Skelton as Mr Simpson
  • Sheila Keith as Dr Jakes
  • Joanna David as Theo Danes
  • Samantha Clogg as Winifred Bagnall


Ballet Shoes was awarded a BAFTA for Light Entertainment for producer John McRae in 1976. In 1977 Ballet Shoes was awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Children's Special.

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