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Sins, The (BBC-1 2000, Pete Postlethwaite, Geraldine James)

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Pride, Covetousness, Lust, Envy, Greed, Anger and Sloth. Even as we live through the opening chapter of a new millennium, the Seven Deadly Sins remain as resonant and relevant as ever – particularly to the life of released convict Len Green.

When Len (Peter Postlethwaite) was jailed – the culmination of a long career as a getaway driver – he headed for prison a hero, a glamorous villain with all the trappings of success, the toast of the criminal fraternity. On his release, four-and-a-half years later, friends and family gather to welcome him back to the fold. But Len has a surprise in store. He is doing the unthinkable – he has decided to go straight.

production details
UK | BBC One | 7×50 minutes | Broadcast 24 October – 5 December 2000

Writer: William Ivory
Script Editor: Mark Sparrow
Music: Rob Lane
Executive Producer: Jane Tranter
Producer: Liza Marshall

cast
Pete Postlethwaite as Len Green
Geraldine James as Gloria Green
Neil Stuke as Carl Rogers
Caroline Hayes as Charity Green
Billie Cook as Dolores Green
Philip Jackson as Mickey Thomas
Frank Finlay as Uncle Irwin Green