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Royal Imperial 1981

5th October
Grand Hall at Olympia, London

Just before war broke out in the Falklands Islands, the Royal Imperial was the focus of 1981. With Janet Street-Porter and Fran Fullenwider in attendance, the military-themed winner, Miss Aldershot (Michael Haynes), dazzles while accompanied by the band of the Irish Guards and choir of 500!

 

Winner

Miss Aldershot
(Michael Haynes)

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Judges

Fran Fullenwider, Molly Parkin, Deryck Healey, Rula Lenska, Colette Clark, Hamish McAlpine, David Bailey, Kieth of Smiles, Marie Helvin, Jenny Runacre, Irene Logan, Steve Strange, Joan Bakewell, Brian Clarke, Tom Gilbey, Diane Logan, Claire Nelson, Stevie Hughes, Jill Bennett, Kevin Whitney, Dorothy Parkin, Fiona von Thyssen, and Janet Street-Porter.

Contestants

Miss Duchess of Malfry, Miss Binnie, Miss Off Colour, Miss Frozen Assets, Miss Aphrodite, Miss Fire, Miss Whitebait, Miss Conception, Miss Ordinary Laura, Miss Interplanetary Sweetheart, Miss Ruislip, Miss Deadbore, Miss Elizabeth III, Miss Plaice, Miss Egypt Revisited (Janet Slee), Miss Aldershot, Miss Windsurfer, Miss Celestial Firmament, Miss 2002 (Space Oddity), Miss Easy Rider, Miss La Mort, Miss Ready to Wear, Miss Auslender, Miss Potato, Miss Camille, Miss Flora, Miss Trindy Aurora, Miss Tiffany-Cartier, Miss King and Queen of Country and Western, Miss Fit, and Miss Black Mass.

Credits

Stage Production - Richard Logan | Producer - Michael Davis | Music - Peter Logan | Co-Presenter - Fenella Fielding | Scintillating Secretary - Luciana Martinez | Film - After Image (25min video for Channel 4) | Photography - Robyn Beeche, Robert Rosen.

Notes

Cabaret Cheek to Cheek - History of Dance - a benefit in aid of the Alternative miss World Financial Fiasco Fund, was staged in Heaven night club, under the arches of Charing Cross Station, London.