Writing for ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969), Dennis Potter introduced the notion that popular music expresses the yearning of the human spirit for a better world. A troubled young man, ... See full summary »

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David Peters
Anthony Bate ...
Dr. Chilton
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Marie Holdsworth
Robin Wentworth ...
President of Bowlly Appreciation Society
Frederick Peisley ...
Gerald
Wally Patch ...
Old Londoner
Arthur Lovegrove ...
Landlord
Michael Burrell ...
Barman
Derek Woodward ...
First Medical Student
John Flanagan ...
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Harry Hutchinson ...
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Bart Allison ...
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Kathleen St. John ...
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Beatrice Greek ...
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Walter Swash ...
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Writing for ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969), Dennis Potter introduced the notion that popular music expresses the yearning of the human spirit for a better world. A troubled young man, David Peters (Ian Holm), claims, "Once dreams were possible, that's what the popular songs told us." Rejecting rock music of the day, Peters is immersed in the tunes of Thirties crooner Al Bowlly (killed during the London blitz). He collects Bowlly memorabilia, publishes the Bowlly fan-club newsletter, and finds pleasure in lip-synching Bowlly records but his obsession with Bowlly masks certain darker events in his past. Written by Bhob Stewart <bhob@genie.com>

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12 April 1969 (UK)  »

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