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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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Amanda Holden auditioned unsuccessfully for the role of Sylvia. See more »

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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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Top Show!!!
2 August 2005 | by svenlobsterSee all my reviews

If you have a vivid imagination and your mind likes to wonder, you will be wonderfully rewarded by watching this Dennis Potter gem! It has a great fifties soundtrack and music numbers that are choreographed with exciting imagination! (but maybe Dennis needed to get out a bit more) The characters are well casted, and there performances, are extremely well delivered. As an added bonus, you get to see Ewen McGregor before he went to the Dark Side! I watched this show when it was first released on television, more than ten years ago, and loved it, and after a recent viewing, found the show had not lost any of it's edge! Maybe hard to find now, but! if you have not seen it, hunt it down! Enjoy!


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