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Heartburn Hotel (BBC-1 1998-2000, Tim Healy, Clive Russell)



Heartburn Hotel

Sitcom Heartburn Hotel sees Harry Springer running the Hotel from Hell in Birmingham, he mistreats his nephew, staff and is horrible to his mostly long term stay immigrant residents.

Duggie Strachan is his ex-Army pal who served in the Falkland Islands with him and now lodges at the Hotel.

Harry had bought the Hotel with his discharge pay in the early 90’s when it looked like the Olympics were going to be hosted there. They weren’t.

Co-written by legendary John Sullivan Heartburn Hotel ran for two season and one special but somehow didn’t make much of an impression.

production details
UK / BBC One / 13×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 20 July 1998 – 28 July 2000

Writers: John Sullivan, Steve Glover / Producer: Gareth Gwenlan

Tim Healy as Harry Springer
Clive Russell as Duggie Strachan
Peter Gunn as Simon Thorpe
Zita Sattar as Debbie (series 1 & special)
Rina Mahony as Debbie (series 2)
Madaleine Moffatt as Mrs Muskett
Kim Wall as Baker
Ifan Huw Dafydd as Morgan
Stephen Aintree as Scouse
Kaleem Janjua as Mr Chander A Singh
Adlyn Ross as Mrs Chander A Singh