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The Empress’s New Clothes

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Shoot Dates 2007
Writer Debbie Horsfield
Director Paul Whittington
Producer Rhona Smith and Mark Redhead
Director of Photography Andy Hollis
Editor Lucien Clayton
Main Cast Denise Van Outen and Liz White
Locations Deane's Restaurant, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum
Contacts PRODUCTION COMPANY:
Hat Trick Productions

BROADCASTER:
BBC One

The Empress’s New Clothes

Status: Completed

The Empress’s New Clothes is part of the Fairy Tales series – a modern anthology of four classic Fairy Tales for BBC One. The Empress’s New Clothes introduces Michaela, the star of “Empire State”, a top TV soap opera. Surrounded by a coterie of fawning stylists and advisors, Michaela is hell-bent on outshining her co-star and arch rival Shekeelia at the Silver Sphere Awards, the highlight in the soap opera calendar. Jake is the hot new chef at Michaela’s local bar, Amber’s, and upon meeting his wife Shannon, Michaela decides to make Shannon her new pet project. When Shannon spots Shekeelia sneaking into the new designer clothes shop opposite Amber’s, she dutifully informs Michaela, who vows to out-dress her rival at the awards and make it onto the front pages of the tabloid newspapers…

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