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Out (ITV 1978 with Tom Bell and Brian Cox)

UK / ITV – Thames – Euston / 6×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 24 July – 28 August 1978

Writer: Trevor Preston / Music: George Fenton / Producer: Barry Hanson / Executive Producer: Johnny Goodman / Associate Producer: Linda Agran / Director: Jim Goddard

Crime drama serial. The plot sees Frank Ross (played by Bell) coming out of prison after serving 8 years for a bank robbery that went wrong, with his marriage in tatters Ross is determined to get his revenge on the ones who “grassed” him to the law.

Opening with a great sequence of Ross coming to terms with actually being out and feeling alienated by the fast moving crowds around him. The 6 part serial, was a big ratings hit and also won a Bafta award.

cast
Tom Bell as Frank Ross
Norman Rodway as Bryce
John Junkin as Veneker
Brian Cox as McGrath
Derrick O’Connor as John Pavey
Brian Croucher as Chris Cottle
Lynn Farleigh as Ann
Robert Walker as Rimmer

THE EPISODES
1. IT MUST BE THE SUIT
2. NOT JUST PENNIES
3. MAYBE HE’LL BRING BACK A GEISHA
4. A LITTLE HEART TO HEART WITH BANGOR
5. THE MOMENT HE OPENED HIS ENVELOPE
6. I WOULDN’T TAKE YOUR HAND IF I WAS DROWNING





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