UK / BBC Four / 3×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 19-21 April 2005
Writer: Kevin Elyot / Novel: Patrick Hamilton / Producer: Kate Harwood / Director: Simon Curtis
Period drama series. Set in 1930s London and centred around the Midnight Bell pub. Barman Bob falls in love with a young prostitute called Jenny who seems to agrees to anything he wants with regard their future but always lets him down, bleeding his bank balance dry in the process; and less-attractive Ella who also works at the pub and has a secret longing for Bob.
The story is told from the perspectives of these three main characters in turn in the three episodes.
BRYAN DICK as Bob
SALLY HAWKINS as Ella
ZOE TAPPER as Jenny
TONY HAYGARTH as Governor
JACQUELINE TONG as Governor’s Wife
KELLIE SHIRLEY as Violet
PHIL DAVIS as Ernest Eccles
ANTHONY O’DONNELL as Mr Sounder