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Television spot for our Nina and Frederick; CITY FILM MAKER DEBBIE TO MAKE DOCUMENTARY OF FAMOUS DUO.

Byline: BARBARA GOULDEN

NINA and Frederick - best remembered for their "keeping house" act in the cafe window of Coventry's Belgrade Theatre - are to be the subject of a television documentary.

The actors, whose real names are Carran Waterfield and Richard Talbot, developed a cult following as a result of stunts like setting up home in the front window of the theatre.

Now their steady climb to fame is to be the captured by Coventry film maker Debbie Isitt, who recently cut her first feature, Nasty Neighbours, starring Ricky Tomlinson.

Last night the couple were invited to perform their Nina and Frederick tribute act at the launch of the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum's new exhibition, entitled Us and Them.

But earlier in the day the film unit was out in force at the Renaissance hair studio in the city centre, where stylist Mary Peavoy created the perfect 60s hairstyle to help Carran achieve the authentic Nina look.

Debbie, whose company Her Films is based in the Quadrant, city centre, said: "Tribute bands are hot property at the moment but nearly everyone is doing Abba.

"Nina and Frederick are completely unique and their happy-go-lucky tunes about peace, love and understanding appeal to audiences young and old. That's why a television company is so interested in them."

The original singing star, Nina Van Pallandt, is said to be flattered by Carran and Richard's recreation which she said was "just wonderful."

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THEY'RE UNIQUE: Debbie Isitt; TV DEBUT: Nina and Frederick, alias Carran Waterfield and Richard Talbot
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Date:Oct 20, 2001
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