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Miss Marie Lloyd: Queen of The Music Hall is a British television drama directed by James Hawes and produced by Hat Trick Productions. It was first shown on BBC Four in 2007.

Miss Marie Lloyd: Queen of The Music Hall
GenrePeriod drama
Directed byJames Hawes
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Running time80 minutes
Production company(s)
Original networkBBC Four
Original release9 May 2007 (2007-05-09)

The film traces the turbulent and unconventional life of Edwardian music hall star Marie Lloyd, portrayed by Jessie Wallace. The drama formed part of BBC Four's Edwardians – The Birth of Now season.



In her article ahead of the broadcast, Sarah Dempster for The Guardian said that: "Wallace's performance is as bracing as a power walk down Lambeth High Street".[1] The reviewer for The Scotsman commented that the script was "awful", with it making "a pig's ear of what was obviously an interesting life". The review concluded with a reference to Wallace's character in EastEnders, stating that Wallace: "was perfectly fine in the role, giving it as much of the old [Kat] Slater oomph as she could, but she'll have to find much better things than this if she wants to escape typecasting."[2]


Lucinda Wright was nominated in the costume design category for the British Academy Television Craft Awards for 2008.[3]


This production is available on DVD, distributed by Acorn Media UK.


  1. ^ Dempster, Sarah (9 May 2007). "Little Miss Saucy". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Oh Mr Porter! What a silly show I am". The Scotsman. 10 May 2007. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Bafta craft awards shortlists". The Guardian. 26 March 2008. Retrieved 21 May 2018.

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