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Viewing Entry - Torvill and Dean (S15459)
by Torvill, Jayne and Dean, Christopher

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TitleTorvill and Dean : Our Life On Ice, The Autobiography
Author / Responsible partyTorvill, Jayne and Dean, Christopher
GenreAutobiography, Biography, Sports.
TopicsAutobiography, Biography, Sports. Dean, Christopher, 1958. Torvill, Jayne, 1957. Ice dancers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


When Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean collapsed to the ice at the climax of their routine to Bolero in the 1984 Winter Olympics, the judges could find no fault, awarding them 12 maximum scores of 6.0, while 24 million viewers watching at home in Britain simply looked on in amazement. Suddenly, we were all experts in figure skating, and we wanted to know more about the couple at the heart of it all. Despite intense interest in them, Torvill & Dean kept their lives private, with many still wondering if the pair were really a couple. They turned professional and would eventually spend eight years working on ITV's Dancing on Ice, but still much of their story remained unknown. Now, in Living on Ice, Torvill & Dean finally open up about the challenges they have faced and the pressures of life in the public eye: Jayne speaks candidly about her struggle with husband Phil to start a family, while Chris reveals the heartache in his family story.

Additional Information

System control numberS15459
Original Print PublisherLondon : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
NarratorDavid Thorpe and Karen Cass
Narrator NameDavid Thorpe and Karen Cass
Participant or performer noteDavid Thorpe and Karen Cass
Narrators GenderMale & Female narrators