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The Siege of Golden Hill: Last Straw (ITV 17 Aug 1975, with Gregory Munroe)



The Siege of Golden Hill Last Straw

In Last Straw Billy, having been set up by Franks, is accused of breaking into the arcade. Franks is willing to let the matter drop if Billy leaves Suliman alone. He won’t of course. At the same time Jacky and a pair of Franks men have given Suliman’s shop another going over. Later Jacky and his crew also give Billy a hard time.

Meanwhile the intimidation of Mr Small is getting to him and he is thinking of withdrawing from the council race. Until he learns that Franks knows about his tyres being slashed when he kept the whole thing to himself.

Jacky thinks he can move up from Franks and start working for Mr Shastri, Franks knows that Jacky has the potential to double cross him. When Franks confronts him at his Auntie’s house Jacky loses it and dishes out a beating to Franks.

Sarah is having second thoughts about Peter now she knows he is involved with Franks and realises that it’s Billy she is really keen on.

The stakes are rising in this penultimate episode, Billy and Sarah try to get Des from the youth club involved in helping them save Suliman’s shop and Jacky is getting very out of his depth.

The Siege of Golden Hill Last Straw

production details
UK / ITV – ATV / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast Sunday 17 August 1975 at 5.35pm

Writer: Nick McCarty / Production Design: Stanley Mills, Bryan Holgate / Director: John Sichel

Series: The Siege of Golden Hill Episode 11 (of 12)

Dev Sagoo as Suliman
Sara Clee as Sarah
Gerry Sundquist as Billy
Arnold Peters as Small
James Bate as Peter
Chris Sanders as Franks
Frederick Schrecker as Sam
Karen Berlinski as Mary
Peter Dudley as Des
Gregory Munroe as Kenny
Caroline Peters as Betsy
Billy Hamon as Jacky
Rafiq Anwar as Shastri
Janice Bean as Mrs Adams
Moira Correll as Ann