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Ellie and Arden Brooks seem to be destined to play out their lives behind a Manchester chip shop counter. Mercilessly put down by their strict grandmother, the swinging sixties have yet to ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Gillian Kearney ...  Ellie 6 episodes, 1999
Joe McFadden ...  Dallas 6 episodes, 1999
Emma Cooke ...  Arden 6 episodes, 1999
David Threlfall ...  Norman 6 episodes, 1999
James Callis ...  The Wolf 6 episodes, 1999
Sue Johnston ...  Irma 6 episodes, 1999
Julian Kerridge Julian Kerridge ...  Tex 6 episodes, 1999
Phil Daniels ...  Larry 6 episodes, 1999
Nicholas Farrell ...  Howard 6 episodes, 1999
Jim Hooper ...  Clifford 4 episodes, 1999
Michelle Abrahams Michelle Abrahams ...  Hayley 3 episodes, 1999
Dermot Kerrigan Dermot Kerrigan ...  Shane 2 episodes, 1999
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Ellie and Arden Brooks seem to be destined to play out their lives behind a Manchester chip shop counter. Mercilessly put down by their strict grandmother, the swinging sixties have yet to impact upon their fun-starved, sexually repressed lives. But it's 1965 and times are changing - fast! From the depths of the Excelsior Ballroom, Dallas McCabe and the Ice Cubes are about to release their own brand of rock n' roll on an unsuspecting world - and their fatal charms on the sisters Written by fmtoorawa

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English

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5 September 1999 (UK) See more »

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(6 parts)

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Stereo

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Color
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When Arden is recording her song in the Ice Cubes flat (just before Irma and Ellie turn up) her mouth isn't in time with her voice See more »

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Television at it's best!
15 October 1999 | by SunburstSee all my reviews

Wow - this series was brilliant! It was so well written and acted that it is definitely the best thing I have seen on TV in ages.

The story, centering on struggling band, "The Ice Cubes" in 1960's Eccles, was so well crafted that I eagerly awaited each installment as the weeks passed by. The last episode in particular was especially nail biting - I couldn't guess how it would all come out in the end. And what truly excellent acting! Each and every actor was just perfect for their role. "The Ice Cubes" music was also great - better than great! I'll be buying the soundtrack first chance I get.

This series would suit any sort of romantic out there. The inclusion of the W.B Yeats poem "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heavan" was a really nice touch.

This is quality television. I cannot recommend it enough.


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