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Bernard and the Genie (BBC-1 1991, Lenny Henry, Alan Cumming)

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Comedy fantasy Bernard and the Genie sees an out of work art dealer discovers a genie inside a magic lamp who brings him revenge on the oily boss who sacked him.

Writer: Richard Curtis
Director: Colin Weitland

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UK | BBC One | 70 minutes | 1991
cast
John Gabriel as Wizard
Lenny Henry as Josephus the Genie
Alan Cumming as Bernard Bottle
Rowan Atkinson as Charles Pinkworth
Kevin Allen as Kevin
Dennis Lill as Frank Kepple
Angela Clarke as Carrie
Janet Henfrey as Miss Purse
Marcia Ashton as Miss Temple
Trevor Laird as PC Parker
Gary Whelan as Officer
Bob Geldof as Himself
Melvyn Bragg as Himself
Trevor McDonald as Newscaster
Gary Lineker as Himself
Andrée Bernard as Judy


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