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During the Suez Crisis of 1956, two young clerks at the stuffy Foreign Office in Whitehall display little interest in the decline of the British Empire. To their eyes, it can hardly compete... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Giles Thomas Giles Thomas ...  Private Francis / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Ewan McGregor ...  Pvt. Hopper 6 episodes, 1993
Louise Germaine Louise Germaine ...  Sylvia Berry 6 episodes, 1993
Douglas Henshall ...  Corporal Berry / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Peter Jeffrey ...  Colonel Bernwood / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Clive Francis ...  Major Hedges / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Roy Hudd ...  Harold Atterbow 6 episodes, 1993
Nicholas Jones ...  Major Carter / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Nicholas Farrell ...  Major Church / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Maggie Steed ...  Aunt Vickie 6 episodes, 1993
Bernard Hill ...  Uncle Fred 6 episodes, 1993
Bernard Brown ...  Eden / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Rod Aspinall Rod Aspinall ...  Catering Manager 6 episodes, 1993
Gareth Taplin Gareth Taplin ...  Dancer 6 episodes, 1993
Shane Rimmer ...  Lt. Colonel Trekker / ... 5 episodes, 1993
Kim Huffman ...  Lisa 4 episodes, 1993
Carrie Leigh Carrie Leigh ...  Dream Girl 4 episodes, 1993
Frederick Treves ...  Brig. Sanders / ... 2 episodes, 1993
Debra Beaumont Debra Beaumont ...  Nina 2 episodes, 1993
James Snell James Snell ...  Trigorin 2 episodes, 1993
Terence Bayler ...  General 2 episodes, 1993
Tim Seely Tim Seely ...  Brigadier 2 episodes, 1993
Roger Hume Roger Hume ...  Lt. Colonel 2 episodes, 1993
Andy Laycock Andy Laycock ...  First Soldier 2 episodes, 1993
Daniel Ryan ...  Second Soldier 2 episodes, 1993
Che Walker ...  Policeman 2 episodes, 1993
Lesley Mirza ...  Coffee Shop Girl / ... 2 episodes, 1993
Michael Neilson Michael Neilson ...  The Man at the Palais 2 episodes, 1993
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During the Suez Crisis of 1956, two young clerks at the stuffy Foreign Office in Whitehall display little interest in the decline of the British Empire. To their eyes, it can hardly compete with girls, rock music (including "Lay Down Your Arms"), and the intrigue of romantic entanglements. Written by Bhob Stewart <bhob@genie.com>

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UK

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English

Release Date:

21 February 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Batom no Colarinho See more »

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(6 parts)

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Color
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Trivia

The final original Dennis Potter production completed and broadcast in his lifetime. See more »

Quotes

Private Francis Francis: He beats her, the bastard.
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Soundtracks

The Man With The Golden Arm
Written by Elmer Bernstein and Sylvia Fine
Used by kind permission of Warner Chappell Music Ltd
Performed by The Billy May Orchestra
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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Pure Class
12 May 2005 | by fellowdroogieSee all my reviews

I watched it when it was first televised in 1993 and watched at all again recently. Could sit and watch it again and again. Naked ladies, stuttering Welshmen, war office clerks/professional mimers, creepy old perverts, old school eccentrics...what more could you ask for? A great soundtrack? We can do that. Well written, well directed and superbly acted. It's a shame Dennis Potter is no longer with us, we need more of his ilk to produce top quality TV comedy so we don't have to endure anymore crap we get from across the pond. I think we're getting there with people like Peter Kay. Would LOYC or Phoenix Nights do well in the States? The guy who played Hopper stood out for me, what happened to him?


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