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Pennies from Heaven: Down Sunnyside Lane (S1EP1 BBC One 7 Mar 1978, Kenneth Colley)

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Down Sunnyside Lane: Arthur Parker is a travelling song sheet salesman on a tight commission trying to make dreams fit the promises of the lyric sheets he carries. Although he loves his wife, he can’t seem to find any pleasure with her anymore. He encounters mishaps and adventures along the way including a new love, Eileen.

Regular Cast: Bob Hoskins (Arthur Parker), Cheryl Campbell (Eileen), Gemma Craven (Joan Parker)

Guest Cast: Kenneth Colley (Accordion Man), Arnold Peters (Barrett), Sam Avent (Pianist), Jenny Logan (Irene), Nigel Havers, Rosemary Martin, Robert Putt, Keith Marsh, Tessa Dunne, Wally Thomas

Writer: Dennis Potter / Director: Piers Haggard

Airdate: 7 Mar 1978 on BBC One

Series: Pennies from Heaven Season 1 Episode 1

Show Info: 6 Part BBC period drama serial. In the 1930’s unhappy sheet music salesman Arthur Parker finds life does not the pleasures he thought it did.