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And The Beat Goes On (Channel 4 1996, Danny McCall, Lisa Faulkner)

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Short lived period drama series And The Beat Goes On was set in Liverpool 1960 where two families have very different lifestyles but find their paths crossing.

cast
Danny McCall as Ritchie O’Rourke
Lisa Faulkner as Christine Spencer
Jenny Agutter as Connie Fairbrother Spencer
Roy Brandon as Mickey O’Rourke
Katy Carmichael as Cathy Williams
Dominic Jephcott as Kenneth Fairbrother
John McArdle as Charlie Woods
Stephen Moore as Nicholas Spencer
Eileen O’Brien as Mary-Ann O’Rourke
Lynda Thornhill as Gloria O’Rourke
Garry Crystal as Robert Spencer
Philip McGough as Howard Clegg
Martin O’Brien as Danny McVey
Richard Davies as Father Hopkins
John Elmes as Sean Daley
Karl Lornie as Alec Smart
Mary Cunningham as Maureen
Norman Rossington as Pop
Gaylor Spearitt as Doreen Beddows
Annette Ekblom as Jeanette
Peter Firth as Francis
Gina Maher as Theresa
Barry McCormick as Sergeant Heald
Carol Ann Wilson as Waitress
Graham Aggrey as Gerry
Paul Boardman as Stan Williams
Anthony Booth as Alf
Ray Burnside as Harry Williams
Eve Ferret as Brenda
Mark Fletcher as Wainwright
Richard Trinder as Jack Dempsey

crew details
Writer: Joe Ainsworth
Music: Steve Wright
Costume: Alex McGregor
Creator and Producer: Mal Young
Executive Producer: Phil Redmond
Director: Jeremy Summers

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Company: Channel 4 – Mersey
Duration: 8×50 minute episodes
Aired From: 19 March – 7 May 1996

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