TV Fair Game (BBC-1 1994 with Lena Headey and Julian Kerridge) Published 3 years ago on May 19, 2016 In excellent period comedy drama Fair Game it’s 1970 and Carl returns to his northern home from university to go on a walking holiday with his girlfriend Ellie. Carl is rather more keen on canvassing for the upcoming General Election and watching England’s games in the world cup but is convinced that the holiday will allow him to take his relationship with Ellie to the next step. Meanwhile Marco is a very wealthy young Italian man who discovers that he is in fact adopted and that his dad was a POW in England during World War II. He heads off to Preston in search of his roots and soon his path is crossing with that of Ellie and Carl. Fair Game is full of wonderful period flavour and with strong central performances from the three young leads in particular the gorgeous Lena Headey, there is also a cute cameo from Prunella Scales as a hippyish photographer who offers wannabe designer Ellie some words of wisdom. Great soundtrack too, most of The Beatles’ Abbey Road gets an airing as do songs from Mungo Jerry (In The Summertime), Thunderclap Newman (Something in the Air), Canned Heat, etc. Also watch out for a cameo from writer Stephen Bill who pops up playing one half of a boring Youth Hostelling couple. classic quote “I don’t bore the arse off people by having one topic of conversation” production details UK / BBC1 / 1×110 minute episode / Broadcast 11 June 1994 @ 9.00pm Writer: Stephen Bill / Idea: Alan Dossor / Music Advisor: John Altman / Costumes: Janice Rider / Production Design: Rob Hinds / Executive Producer: Michael Wearing / Director: Alan Dossor cast LENA HEADEY as Ellie JULIAN KERRIDGE as Carl MASSIMO BELLINZONI as Marco PRUNELLA SCALES as Marjorie DAVID ROSS as Carl’s Dad POLLY HEMINGWAY as Carl’s Mum MAGGIE OLLERENSHAW as Eileen SIMONE BENDIX as Elena GABRIELLE LLOYD as Auntie Alice EAMON BOLAND as Uncle Jack VENANTINO VENANTINI as Claudio JOSEPH LONG as Giampaolo MAGGIE OLLERENSHAW as Eileen ANITA ZAGARIA as Maria BUONVILI GAVINO as Monk SARA SAVASTA, ELISABETA BUONSIGNORI as Maids DAVID BRADLEY as Whitby Policeman PAUL SLACK as Mechanic ANGELA CURRAN as Librarian JANE WADDINGTON as Assistant Librarian HENRY LIVINGS as Bernie GEORGE A. COOPER as George NICHOLAS LANE as Kevin JACK DEAM as Brendan STEVE HALLIWELL as YHA Warden GAYNOR FAYE as Goggle Hole Girl NICHOLA CORDEY as Lucinda STPEHEN BILL, SUE WALLACE as YHA Couple HARRY BEETY as Helpful Masham Man NICHOLAS GLEAVES as Nigel JEFFREY ROBERT as Gordon RICHARD BONNEVILLE as Jerry MARSTON BLOOM as Simon SIMON ROBSON as Barnaby GORDON LANGFORD ROWE as Passerby MICHAEL WARDLE as Lorry Driver ANTHONY BENSON as Holiday Maker MARTIN GREENWOOD, ANDREW GROSE, JOANNE WOOTTON as Youth Hostellers Alan DossorBBCDavid BradleyDavid RossEamon BolandGabrielle LloydGaynor FayeJack DeamJulian KerridgeLena HeadeyMaggie OllerenshawMichael WearingNicholas GleavesPeriod Comedy DramaPolly HemingwayPrunella ScalesSimone BendixStephen BillSteve HalliwellTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in TV24 hours ago This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (ITV 2000, Alun Armstrong, Richard Ridings) Period crime drama serial. 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