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Pennies from Heaven: The Sweetest Thing (S1EP2 BBC One 14 Mar 1978, Spencer Banks)



The Sweetest Thing: As teacher Eileen tells her school children their favorite fairy tale, Arthur, who is playing Prince Charming in the tale soon comes to Eileen’s real life rescue to make her his own princess.

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

Guest Cast: Freddie Jones (Headmaster), Spencer Banks (Maurice), Michael Bilton (Dad), Philip Jackson (Dave), Arnold Peters (Barrett), Bill Dean (Alf), Kenneth Colley (Accordion Man), Jenny Logan (Irene), Peter Cellier, Cyril Cross, Roger Sloman, Roy Holder

Writer: Dennis Potter / Director: Piers Haggard

Airdate: 14 Mar 1978 on BBC One

Series: Pennies from Heaven Season 1 Episode 2

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.