Beauty Queen or Bust [2014]

The glitz and glamour of Miss World has to start somewhere. Each year regional heats take place in ordinary towns and cities across England. This three-part series follows some of the young entrants hoping to make it through the regional pageants in Blackpool, Hull and Wolverhampton.

“It was easy to expect that Beauty Queen or Bust was going to be one uproarious send-up. I am pleased to report that it wasn’t. It was actually a rather sad, sweet film about hope and courage and people in broken places still managing to brim with promise.” – Matt Baylis, Daily Express

RDF Television West / Channel 4