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Better Luck Next Time to A Bit Of A Do – The UK TV Drama Guide

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The UK TV Drama Guide

All dramas starting with the letter B. This is part four and takes you from Better Luck Next Time to A Bit Of A Do.

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BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME

ATV / 1x60m-e / 1964

Writer: Stanley Mann / Director: Silvio Narizzano

Comedy. The relationship between a client and a professional co-respondent in New York City.

ZHORA LAMPERT / MICHAEL BRYANT

 

BETTER THAN A MAN

BBC1Comedy Playhouse’ / 1x30m-e / 1970 / 18 March – Wednesday 7.30pm

Writer: Kenneth Eastaugh / Producer: Sydney Lotterby

Comedy. Wendy Hillbright is the managing director of a steel works where her troublesome father also works.

Wendy Hillbright……………………….. SHEILA HANCOCK

George Hillbright……………………….. LESLIE SANDS

Llewellyn Chadwick…………………… ALLAN CUTHBERTSON

Sir Michael Binns…………………….. WILLOUGHBY GODDARD

Arnold Pollock…………………………. JOHN WARNER

 

BETWEEN THE LINES

BBC2-Island World / 35x50m-e / 1991-94

Creator: J.C. Wilsher / Theme Music: Hal Lindes / Executive Producer: Tony Garnett

Crime drama series. Maverick copper Tony Clark is drafted into the forces own complaints investigation department much to his initial disgust. In the third and final season Clark and his regular co-horts Harry Naylor and Mo Connelly left the force to work as specialist private detectives.

With:- NEIL PEARSON as Tony Clark / TOM GEORGESON as Harry Naylor / SIOBHAN REDMOND as Mo Connelly / TONY DOYLE as John Deakin / LESLEY VICKERAGE as PC Jenny Dean(season 1) / FRANCESCA ANNIS as Angela Berridge(season 2) / SYLVESTRA LA TOUZEL as Sarah Teale (season 3)

 

BETWEEN THE SHEETS

ITV1 / 6x60m / started 17 November 2003

Writer: Kay Mellor / Director: Robin Sheppard / Director: Yvonne Francis

Drama series. Hazel Delaney seeks help from sex therapist Alona Cunningham to overcome her fears of having sex with her husband, Peter. Peter is having problems at the night-club he runs which unbeknown to Hazel he has turned into a lap dancing club, and Alona is having difficulties of her own with her social worker boyfriend who is being accused of abusing a minor.

With:- BRENDA BLETHYN as Hazel Delany / ALUN ARMSTRONG as Peter Delany / LIZ SMITH as Audrey Delany / JULIE GRAHAM as Alona Cunningham / RICHARD ARMITAGE as Paul Andrews / VINETTE ROBINSON as Tracy Ellis / KAREN BRYSON as Catherine Walton / JAMES THORNTON as Simon Delany / GAYNOR FAYE as Georgia Lovett / NORMAN WISDOM as Maurice Hardy / SALLY WALSH as Sarah Delany / OLIVIA LUMLEY as Phillipa Brocklehurst

 

BETWEEN THE TWO OF US

ATV / 1x / Monday 19th July 1965 black and white

Writer: Rhys Adrian / Director: Graham Evans / Producer: Cecil Clarke

Drama. A mismatched couple meet up and each time end up arguing. Gerald Lamer in The Guardian wrote “…What the play certainly did provide was the opportunity for some brilliant acting by Leonard Rossiter as the man whose embarrassment was transferred from him to us with painful accuracy.”

With:- LEONARD ROSSITER as The Man / ANGELA CROWE as The Woman

 

BEYOND REASON

ITV / 1x120m-e / 1995

Writer: Lucy Gannon / Producer: Jacky Stoller / Director: Jim O’Brien

Drama. A young female soldier begins an affair with a married army captain, an affair that ends in murder. Based on a true story.

Duncan McAllister………………………. SIMON SHEPHERD

Penny McAllister……………………….. JENNIFER EHLE

Susan Christie…………………………… KATE HARDIE

Bob Christie……………………………… GEORGE SHANE

Fran Christie…………………………….. MAGGIE SHELVIN

 

BEYOND THE PALE

BBC / 1x65m-e / 1989

Writer: William Trevor / Director: Diarmuid Lawrence

Drama. A tragic event at a seaside hotel in Ireland causes four friends to re-evaluate their lives.

With:- PRUNELLA SCALES / ANNETTE CROSBIE / ROBERT LANG / RONALD HINES / JEFF RAWLE

 

BIG BAD MOUSE

Thames / 1x90m-e / 1972 26 Dec

Comedy. A farce type play recorded at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

With:- ERIC SYKES / JIMMY EDWARDS

 

BIG BAD WORLD

ITV / 6x60m-e 10X30M-E / 1999-2001

Producer: Sarah Wilson / Creator: Nicholas Martin / Titles:John Salisbury / Music: Hal Lindes

Comedy drama series. The romantic entanglements and other problems of a group of middle-class thirtysomethings. Season two was shortened to half hour episodes and then failed to rate because of poor scheduling and was taken off before all its episodes had aired.

Eamon Donaghy………………………. ARDAL O’HANLON

Beatrice Dempsey……………………. EMMA FIELDING

Patrick Dempsey……………………… STEVE NICOLSON

Kath Shand…………………………….. BETH GODDARD

Vincent Dempsey…………………….. JAMES ELLIS

Hilary Shand…………………………… THELMA WHITELEY

George Lacey…………………………. MICHAEL COCHRANE

Zoe………………………………………. NINA YOUNG

Natalia………………………………….. INGEBORGA DAPKUNAITE

Father Anthony………………………. SEAN SCANLAN

 

THE BIG BIG TALENT SHOW

ITV / x45 minute episodes / 1996-97

Entertainment, a talent show hosted by Jonathan Ross, Charlotte Church was first spotted on this show, not as a contender but as a support for her auntie who was appearing.

 

BIG BREADWINNER HOG

Granada / 8x60m-e / 1968 11 April – 30 May black and white

Director: Mike Newell, Michael Apted

Ultra violent crime drama serial. Violent young villain Hog aims to become King of London’s gangland.

Hog……………………………………………. PETER EGAN

Ackerman……………………………………. DONALD CHURCHILL

Edgeworth…………………………………… ROSEMARY McHALE

Grange……………………………………….. DAVID LELAND

Lennox………………………………………. TIMOTHY WEST

Singleton……………………………………. TONY STEEDMAN

 

THE BIG BREAKFAST

Channel 4-Planet 24 / x120m-e / 1992-2002 weekdays 7.00am

Breakfast entertainment show. The Channel Four version of breakfast TV with more of an emphasis on the silly, with fun elements, silly game show send ups and the like. Initial hosts were Chris Evans and Gaby Roslin other hosts have included Mark Little, Zoe Ball, Sharon Davies, Denise Van Outen, Johnny Vaughan, Kelly Brook, Liza tarbuck. During the school holidays the show stayed on the air until midday under the title The Bigger Breakfast with most often Josie D’Arby and Ben Shepherd presenting the links between the normal children’s shows. On Friday 31 December 1999 starting at 12.35am there was a through the night Millennium special. The shows 2000th episode was broadcast on Wednesday 24 May 2000. After a run of nearly 10 years, the Big Breakfast came to an end on 29 March 2002. It’s final presenters were Richard Bacon and Amanda Byram. It’s timeslot was replaced by RISE which started on 29 April 2002.

 

BIG CAT

BBC1 / 1x75m-e / 1998

Writer: Lucy Gannon / Costume: Pam Tait / Music: Alex Heffes / Producer: Ruth Caleb / Director: Richard Spence

Romantic thriller. Two lonely people, Leo and Alice embark on what turns out to be a doomed relationship.

Leo………………………………………………. DAVID MORRISSEY

Alice…………………………………………….. AMANDA ROOT

Polly……………………………………………. GILLIAN TAYLFORTH

Sylvie………………………………………….. TRACEY WILKINSON

Bob……………………………………………. DEAN WILKINSON

Leo’s Father…………………………………. CARL CHASE

Trevor…………………………………………. MARTIN HERDMAN

Anna………………………………………….. LIZ IZEN

Mike………………………………………….. PETER McNAMARA

Noah…………………………………………. STEPHEN CRANE

Neil…………………………………………… JAMES BOWERS

 

BIG DAY

BBC2 / 1x10m-e / 1999 14 November – Sunday 8.50pm

Writer: Jim Broadbent / Producer: Harriet Cruickshank / Director: Tom Cairns

Comedy drama. Englishman Robert tangles with two Portugese men whilst in Lisbon.

Robert………………………………………….. JIM BROADBENT

Pug……………………………………………… CARLOS RODRIGUES

Ratty……………………………………………. JOAO CAGARTO

Chambermaid………………………………… MARCIA BREIU

 

BIG DEAL

BBC / 21x50m-e / 1984-85

Writer: Geoff McQueen / Theme Music: Bobby G / Producer: Terence Williams

Drama series.Gambling addict Robby Box is determined to give it all up for the sake of his relationship but cannot resist the big game or the main race.

With:- RAY BROOKS as Robby Box / SHARON DUCE as Jan Oliver / LISA GEOGHAN as Debby Oliver / JAMES OTTAWAY as Tommy / STEPHEN TATE as Dick Mayer / PAMELA CUNDELL as Vi Box / ANDY MULLIGAN as Geordie / KENNETH WALLER as Ferret

 

BIG DEAL AT YORK CITY

Yorkshire ‘Galton & Simpson Playhouse’ / 1x30m-e / 1977 7 April – Thursday 9.00pm

Writer/Associate Producer: Ray Galton & Alan Simpson / Executive Producer: Duncan Wood / Producer: Vernon Lawrence / Director: Len Lurcuck

Comedy. Gambler Albert returns home by train after spending a day at the races.

Albert…………………………………………. WARREN MITCHELL

THE BIG CLIENT

ABC / 1x50m-e / 1959 black and white

Writers: Malcolm Hulke, Eric Paice / Producer: Sydney Newman /Director: Ted Kotcheff

Comedy. A satire set in the advertising industry.

With:- IAN BANNEN / PETER DYNELEY / JACK HEDLEY

 

THE BIG DONKEY

BBC ‘The Sunday Play’ / 1x / 1963 black and white

Writer: Stewart Love / Producer: John Elliot

Drama. Stories of a group of ship workers.

With:- TOM BELL / JOSEPH TOMELTY

 

THE BIG EAT

BBC / 1x / 1962 black and white

Writer: Clive Exton / Director: William Kotchoff

Comedy. Shenanigans abound at an eating contest.

 

BIG GUNS see Tales From Soho

 

THE BIG ‘H’

BBC2 / 1x35m-e / 1978 23 September

Writer: Shaun Usher / Producer: Anne Head

Comedy drama about a game show host.

With:- DAVE KING

 

BIG JIM AND THE FIGARO CLUB

BBC2 / 5x30m-e / 1981 8 July – 12 August

Writer: Ted Walker / Producer/Director: Colin Rose / Narrator:Bob Hoskins

Period comedy drama serial. In the 1950’s a group of building tradesmen are employed by a seaside council.

Big Jim………………………………………… NORMAN ROSSINGTON

Harold Perkins………………………………. ROLAND CURRAM

Turps………………………………………….. SYLVESTER McCOY

Chick………………………………………….. DAVID BECKETT

Old Ned………………………………………. GORDON ROLLINGS

Glad…………………………………………… PRISCILLA MORGAN

Nimrod……………………………………….. DAVID JOHN

Titch………………………………………….. TONY ROBINSON

 

THE BIG JOB

BBC1 ‘Comedy Playhouse’ / 1x30m-e / 1974 / 21 May – Tuesday 8.30pm

Writer: Peter Jones / Producer: Dennis Main Wilson / Director: Gareth Gwenlan

Comedy. The Misadventures of a family of crooks. This led to a series called Mr Big.

Eddie…………………………………………. PETER JONES

Dolly………………………………………….. PRUNELLA SCALES

Ginger………………………………………… NICK BRIMBLE

Norma……………………………………….. ANDONIA KATSAROS

 

BIG KEVIN LITTLE KEVIN

BBC2 / 6x30m-e / 1999

Executive Producer: Donna Taberer / Producer: Andrew Fettis

Cookery. “Big” Kevin Belton from New Orleans teams up with “Little” Kevin Woodford to taste the best cuisine to be found on both sides of the Atlantic.

 

BIG NIGHT OUT

UK / ABC / 20×50 minute episodes / 25 March 1961- 26 May 1964 black and white

Producer: Philip Jones

Variety entertainment series seen once or twice monthly and mainly coming from various seaside resorts. Hosts included David Jacobs and Mike and Bernie Winters.
There were some specials such as the one devoted to Peggy Lee on Saturday 26 Aug 1961 but mostly the guests were of the calibre of Don Arrol, Kathy Kirby, Lionel Blair, Russ Conway, Dickie Valentine, Bob Monkhouse also involved were The Lionel Blair Dancers and Bob Sharples with The ABC Television Showband

 

THE BIG ONE

C4/Hatrick / 7x30m-e / 1992 5 March – 16 April Thursdays 8.30pm

Writers: Elly Brewer, Sandi Toksvig / Producers: Mary Bell, Jimmy Mulville / Director: John Henderson

Sitcom. An unemployed copywrighter and an American romantic novelist end up sharing a flat together in South London.

Deddie……………………………………….. SANDI TOKSVIG

James………………………………………… MIKE McSHANE

Also with:- TREVOR COOPER / MIKE LEE / HARRIET THORPE

 

THE BIG ONE

ITV ‘Rik Mayall Presents’ / 1x50m-e / 1995

Writer: Piers Ashworth / Producer: Mark Redhead / Director: Simon Cellan Jones

Comedy drama. Lewis is an estate agent who dreams of getting away with the ultimate scam, an ambition he nearly fulfils.

Lewis Fox…………………………………… RIK MAYALL

Jules…………………………………………. SAFFRON BURROWS

Miles…………………………………………. PHIL DANIELS

Mrs Wilde…………………………………… PHYLLIS LOGAN

 

THE BIG PICNIC

BBC2 / 1x130m-e / 1996

Producer: Nicholas Newton / Directors: Derek Bailey, Sebastian Graham Jones

A from the theatre stalls drama. The experiences of a group of young men from Glasgow during World War One.

Colours………………………………………. JIMMY LOGAN

Hughie Frizell………………………………. DAVE ANDERSON

Billy Blair……………………………………. IAIN CONNELL

Frankie Nealon……………………………. GARY BAKEWELL

Bunty……………………………………….. JULIET CADZOW

Nessie………………………………………. ASHLEY JENSON

Miss Fensom……………………………… MORAG HOOD

Ian the Piper………………………………. FRED MORRISON

 

THE BIG PULL

BBC / 6x30m-e / 1962 9 June – 14 July black and white

Writer: Robert Gould / Design: Lionel Radford / Music: Radiophonic Workshop / Producer: Terence Dudley

SciFi drama serial. An astronaut sparks off a dangerous series of events when he returns to Earth in a dangerously contaminated ship.

With:- WILLIAM DEXTER as Sir Robert Nailer / JUNE TOBIN as Lady Nailer / SUSAN PURDIE as Janet Nailer / RAY ROBERT as Dr Alan Tulis / FREDERICK TREVES as Anderson / KEITH ANDERSON as Van Huesen

 

THE BIG SHOW

ATV / x60 minute episodes / 1968

Producer: Jon Scoffield / Director: Philip Casson
Variety entertainment show hosted by the legendary Dave Allen.

 

THE BIG TOP VARIETY SHOW

UK / Thames / 14×60 minute episodes / 22 August 1979 – 4 August 82

Producer: Christopher Palmer / Choreography: Anthony Van Last

Variety. Entertainment mixing in circus acts (from Billy Smart’s Circus) with more of the usual kind of variety. Hosted by Bernie Winters (1979-81) and Bernie Clifton (1982).

 

BIG WOMEN

C4/Bandung / 4x60m-e / 1998

Writer: Fay Weldon / Producer: Tariq Ali / Director: Renny Rye

Period drama serial. The lives of a group of femenists, who start their own publishing house, from the early seventies to the nineties.

Layla………………………………………….. DANIELA NARDINI

Stephanie……………………………………. ANASTASIA HILLE

Alice………………………………………….. ANNABELLE APSION

Saffron……………………………………….. NATASHA LITTLE

Zoe……………………………………………. CLARE HOLMAN

Daffy………………………………………….. JAYNE ASHBOURNE

Hamish………………………………………. TOM MANNION

 

THE BILL

Thames / x30/60m-e / 1984-continuing

Creator: Geoff McQueen / Theme Music: Andy Pask, Charlie Morgan

Crime drama series. Very long running UK police soap drama series about the coppers working at Sun Hill police station in London. The action was focused almost solely on life at the station and on the streets and cases featured both the uniformed cops and the detectives. The show began life as one off pilot called Woodentop about a young PC (Carver – still in the show today) facing his first day on the beat. Initially the episodes were hour long and once weekly but as the showed gained in popularity it moved to half hourly and twice weekly (and sometimes more). Latterly seeming unsure of its direction it has gone back to hour long episode and has begun introducing some elements of the cops home lives into the equation. The character who probably made the most lasting impact on the show has been that of tough detective Inspector Frank Burnside who garnered the ultimate accolade of his own spin off show called simply Burnside. In May 2003 another spin-off series was launched called MIT (Murder Investigation Team) whose first case was to investigate the murder of long-standing regular Sgt Matthew Boyden. On 30 October 2003 to mark the 20th anniversary of the series a live hour-long episode of the ongoing drama was broadcast.

Important cast members have included:-

ERIC RICHARDS as Sgt Bob Cryer / TRUDIE GOODWIN as WPC June Ackland / TONY SCANNELL as Det Sgt Ted Roach / MARK WINGETT as Jim Carver / KEVIN LLOYD as DC Alfred ‘Tosh’ Lines / NULA CONWELL as Viv Martella / PETER ELLIS as Ch Supt Brownlow / CHRIS ELLISON as Det Insp Frank Burnside / JOHN ILES as Det Con Mike Dashwood / JAYE GRIFFITHS as Det Insp Sally Johnson / JOHN SALTHOUSE as D.I. Roy Galloway / COLIN BLUMENEAU as Pc Francis ‘Taffy’ Edwards / JEFF STEWART as PC Reg Hollis / GARY OLSEN as PC Dave Litten

 

BILL BRAND

Thames / 11x60m-e / 1976

Writer: Trevor Griffiths / Producer: Stuart Burge

Drama series. Stories of a left wing teacher who becomes a socialist MP.

With:- JACK SHEPHERD as Bill Brand

 

BILL’S NEW FROCK

C4 / 1x30m-e / 1996

Writer: Andrew Davies / Novel: Anne Fine

A children’s schools production. Young lad Bill Simpson is shocked when he wakes up one morning to find he has turned into a girl.

With:- JIM CARTER / JOSIE LAWRENCE / PAM FERRIS

 

BILLY

BBC / 1x / 1980

Writer: G. F. Newman / Producer: Kenith Trodd / Director: Charles Stewart

Drama. A four year old boy is abused by his father.

 

BILLY BUNTER OF GREYFRIARS SCHOOL

BBC / 51x25m-e / 1953-61 First Ep:19 Feb 1953 Last Ep:22 Jul 1961

Writer: Frank Richards / Producers: Joy Harington, Pharic Maclaren,Shaun Sutton, Clive Parkhurst

Comedy series. Stories of the permanently hungry Billy Bunter and his exploits at Greyfriars School. Bunter was played by a 29 year old.

With:- GERALD CAMPION as Billy Bunter / KYNASTON REEVES as Mr Quelch

 

THE BILLY COTTON BAND SHOW

BBC / 1956-65

Early evening variety show hosted by the indomitable Billy Cotton who rallied his audiences with many a shout of “Wakey Wakey”. Cotton was regualarly joined by pianist Russ Conway, Kathy Kay, Doreen Stephens and Alan Breeze.

 

BILLY COTTON’S MUSIC HALL

BBC1 / 1967 black and white

Producer: Michael Hurll / Choreography: Barbara Aitken

Light entertainment/variety series hosted by Billy Cotton after his popular Band Show finished. The guests were the calibre of people like Leslie Crowther, Terry Scotrt and Ralph Reeders Scout Gang Show.

 

THE BING CROSBY SHOW

UK / ITV (Associated Rediffusion) / 1×50 minute episode / Wednesday 27 February 1963 @ 9.40pm black and white

Writers: Howard Leeds, Bill Morrow, Sid Green and Dick Hills / Producer: Eddie Sutherland / Director: Peter Croft

Light Entertainment. One off special starring Bing Crosby in various London locales. Guests were Shirley Bassey, Terry-Thomas, Miriam Karlin, Dave King, Bob Hope and Marion Ryan.

 

BIOGRAPHY

BBC / 6x75m-e / 1975

Writers included Arden Winch, Ian Curteis

Anthology series offering dramatised biographies of six prominent figures.

 

BIRD OF PREY

BBC1 / 8x50m-e / 1982/84 Serial 1:22 Apr – 13 May 1982 Serial 2:6 Sep – 27 Sep 1984

Writer: Ron Hutchinson / Producer: Michael Wearing

Two four part thriller serials. Civil servant Henry Jay working in computer fraud uncovers a massive financial conspiracy that implicates a prominent Euro Mp. In the second serial Henry Jay and his wife Anne found themselves forced to go on the run.

With:- RICHARD GRIFFITHS as Henry Jay / CAROLE NIMMONS as Anne Jay / JEREMY CHILD as Tony Hendersley / NIGEL DAVENPORT as Charles Bridgnorth / ROGER SLOMAN as Harry Tompkins

 

BIRTHDAY GIRL

ITV1 / 1x120m / 22 December 2002 / 9:00pm

Writer: Jonathan Harvey / Producer/Director: Morag Fullerton

Drama. Teacher Rachel Jones is on remission from leukaemia but on the eve of a party in her honour she discovers her condition has returned and is determined to go ahead with the party and tell no one until it is over.

With:- SARAH LANCASHIRE as Rachel Jones / EMMA FIELDING as Tracey Jones / MINA ANWAR as Nina Kapoor / JULIA FORD as Karen / CIARON MCMENAMIN as Donal / PETER GUNN as Charlie Boyd

 

THE BIRTHDAY RUN

Granada / 1x60m-e / 1971

Writer: Arthur Hopcraft / Producer: Peter Eckersley

Comedy drama. A bunch of cyclists plan to stop in their favourite hotel only to find out when they arrive that it has been turned into the luxery home of a novelist.

With:- GERALD FLOOD / GEORGE A. COOPER / MARY PEACH / PAT HEYWOOD

 

BIRTH OF A NATION

Central / 4x85m-e / 1983 19 June – 10 July

Writer: David Leland

Four plays detailing what the author sees as the imperfections in the British education system.

The plays were:- 1.FLYING IN THE WIND, 2. RHINO, 3. MADE IN BRITAIN, 4. BIRTH OF A NATION

The casts included:-JIM BROADBENT/ ROBERT STEPHENS/ TIM ROTH / GRAHAM CROWDEN /DERRICK O’CONNOR,

 

THE BIRTH OF A PRIVATE MAN:See A Climate of Fear

 

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS

BBC2 / 4x50m-e / 1999 22 Feb – 15 Mar

Writer: Tony Grounds / Producer: Greg Brenman / Director: Adrian Shergold

Drama serial. Three childhood friends, now entering middle age, embark on a stag night that changes their lives forever and results in all three subjects mentioned in the title.

Alan……………………………………………. RAY WINSTONE

Terry…………………………………………… MARK STRONG

Graham………………………………………. PHIL DAVIS

Alex…………………………………………… MAGGIE O’NEILL

Pat……………………………………………. MICHELLE FAIRLEY

Molly…………………………………………. TESSA PEAKE-JONES

Laura…………………………………………. FRANCES SHERGOLD

Becky……………………………………….. EMILY CORRIE

Frank………………………………………… RONNY QUIRKE

 

THE BITE

ABC-BBC-Warner Sisters-Palm Beach / 2x90m-e / 1996

Writer: Terry Johnson / Camera: Stephen Windon / Design: Murray Picknett / Costume: Alexandra Tynan / Music: Paul Grabowsky / Producers: Lavinia Warner, David Elfick / Executive Producers: Sue Masters, Michael Waering / Director: MIchael Carson.

A UK-Australia co production. Thriller serial. Australian Jack Shannon drags his English wife Ellie into a disastrous drugs running venture when he gets mixed up with the sinister Shelley.

With:- HUGO WEAVING as Jack Shannon / LESLEY MANVILLE as Ellie Shannon / PAMELA RABE as Samira Nazib / FRANK GALLACHER as Larry Schofield / KEITH ALLEN as Shelley / REBEKAH JAY as Nicola Shannon / SHANE-FEENEY CONNOR as Thompson / GRANT PIRO as Miles / ARTHUR ANGEL as Bambi / CHRIS SIMPSON as Nick Joquin / THERESA WONG as Saw-Ye / PETER HARDY as Pete / STEVE PAYNE as Geoff / PETER ROBERTS as Dan / EDDIE SIM as Singh

 

A BIT OF FAMILY FEELING

Yorkshire TV ‘The Ten Commandments’ / 1x60m-e / 1971 1 June

Writer: Charles Wood

Comedy writer. A successful writer has become somewhat cynical.

With:- GEORGE COLE as Peter

 

A BIT OF A DO

Yorkshire TV / 13x60m-e /1989 Season One: 13 Jan-17 Feb / Season Two: 20 Oct- 1 Dec / Fridays 9.00pm

Writer: David Nobbs / Producer: David Reynolds / Executive Producer: Vernon Lawrence

Comedy drama series. Two rival families meet regularly at various social functions and romantic entanglements, disputes etc ensue.

With:- DAVID JASON as Ted Simcock / GWEN TAYLOR as Rita Simcock / DAVID THEWLIS as Paul Simcock / NICOLA PAGETT as Liz / MICHAEL JAYSTON as Neville Badger / STEPHANIE COLE as Betty Sillitoe / DIANA WESTON as Corinna Price-Rodgerson / SARAH JANE HOLM as Jenny / WAYNE FOSKETT as Elvis Simcock / TRACY BRABIN as Sandra / MALCOLM TIERNEY as Geoffrey Ellsworth-Smythe

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