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Punch Drunk (BBC-1 1993 with Kenny Ireland and Diana Hardcastle)

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UK / BBC One / 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 4 January – 8 February 1993 Mondays at 8.30pm

Writer: Clayton Moore / Producer: Colin Gilbert / Director: Ron Bain

Sitcom. Down on his luck boxing manager Vinnie Binns think his new protégé, 19 year old Hance Gordon, is good enough to go all the way. So does Vinnie’s chief rival Pat Hunter who is determined to steal Gordon away from him.

Meanwhile Vinnie has an unlikely ally in the shape of Vikki Brown, the girlfriend of Norman Banks who runs the Doctors Against Boxing campaign (Vikki herself is conducting a study into the morality of boxing but takes an instant dislike to Hunter and sides instead with Vinnie).

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Vinnie Binns……………….. KENNY IRELAND
Hance Gordon……………….. JOHN KAZEK
Vikki Brown………………… DIANA HARDCASTLE
Pat Hunter…………………. SEAN SCANLAN
Neillie……………………. JAKE D’ARCY
Norman Banks……………….. JONATHAN KYDD
S…………………………. GILBERT MARTIN
Mrs Gordon…………………. CLAIRE NIELSON
Danny Boyle………………… GRANT SMEATON

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