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Roughnecks (BBC One 1994-1995, Teresa Banham, James Cosmo)

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Drama series Roughnecks detailed the lives on and off shore of the men and women working on the oil rig Osprey Explorer.

Series creator Kieran Prendiville was a well known BBC TV presenter on Tomorrow’s World before he turned writer, this was his second BBC series following the hugely successful Ballykissangel. This was an OK series but failed to catch the imagination in the way that Ballyk had and only lasted two seasons.

production details
UK / BBC-First Choice / 1×90 minute episode 11×50 minute episode / Broadcast 16 June 1994 – 21 December 1995

Creator: Kieran Prendiville / Producers: Charles Elton, Moira Williams / Directors: Sandy Johnson (Season 1), Aisling Walsh (Season 2)

cast
Teresa Banham as Tessa
Colum Convey as Ceefax
Paul Copley as Ian (Season 1)
James Cosmo as Tom
Liam Cunningham as Chris
Francesca Hunt as Hilary
Ashley Jensen as Heather
Bruce Jones as Terry
John McGlynn as Drew
Annie Raitt as Izzy
George Rossi as Kevin
Clive Russell as Archie
Hywel Simons as Wilf
Ricky Tomlinson as Cinders
Alec Westwood as Davey
Katy Murphy as Cath (Season 2)