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Big Jim and the Figaro Club 

1950's set sitcom about Big Jim and his gang of builders, the Figaro Club, who are looking to enjoy life in their seaside town while avoiding work at all costs.
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1981   1979  

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Series cast summary:
Bob Hoskins ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 1979-1981
Norman Rossington ...  Big Jim 6 episodes, 1979-1981
David Beckett David Beckett ...  Chick 6 episodes, 1979-1981
Sylvester McCoy ...  Turps 6 episodes, 1979-1981
Gordon Rollings ...  Old Ned 6 episodes, 1979-1981
Roland Curram ...  Harold Perkins 6 episodes, 1979-1981
David John ...  Nimrod 5 episodes, 1981
Priscilla Morgan ...  Glad 3 episodes, 1981
Hazel Clyne Hazel Clyne ...  Beryl 3 episodes, 1981
Lill Roughley Lill Roughley ...  Pudden 3 episodes, 1981
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1950's set sitcom about Big Jim and his gang of builders, the Figaro Club, who are looking to enjoy life in their seaside town while avoiding work at all costs.

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In 1987 BBC Radio broadcast a six-part adaptation of the series, with Norman Rossington reprising his role as Big Jim. See more »

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Big Jim and the Figaro Club
19 January 2009 | by bluecap-2See all my reviews

This series was a one off which I consider to be a shameful failure of the BBC when they had a gem like this.

With great fortune I videoed this when it was broadcast and I have watched it numerous times. It is sheer brilliance and I continually wondered why the BBC have stuck their head in the sand as they often do and have never repeated it or allowed it to appear on Sky ? Cmon BBC get your digit out and lets see more of this classic ! When will the BBC wake up and be guided by the licence payer who want classics like this yet are never listened to ? The actors in this have all got good credentials in other shows and they work together so well. The plots are brilliant and for me it is such a great snapshot of the period when life in Britain was so much better than it is now. The BBC should be proud of this series and transmit it again. If they do not then I'm afraid the BBC has lost all credibility in my opinion and do not realise they have such a gold nugget gathering dust in the archives. To not re-transmit it would be a very sad loss.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1979 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(6 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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