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The Kiss of Death (11 Jan. 1977)

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Trevor is an extremely shy undertaker's assistant. He always tags along with his good friend Ronnie, when he goes to the pub with his girlfriend Sandra. Sandra introduces Trevor to her more... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
John Wheatley ...
Kay Adshead ...
Angela Curran ...
Clifford Kershaw ...
Trevor's mum
Phillip Ryland ...
Frank McDermott ...
Mr. Bodger
Mrs. Bodger
Karen Petrie ...
Brian Pollitt ...
Eileen Denison ...
Mrs. Ball
Elizabeth Hauck ...
Shoe shop customer
Elizabeth Ann Ogden ...


Trevor is an extremely shy undertaker's assistant. He always tags along with his good friend Ronnie, when he goes to the pub with his girlfriend Sandra. Sandra introduces Trevor to her more forward friend Linda. Linda has a difficult time getting Trevor to go out with her, but she finally gets him to go to a disco; he won't dance, so Linda dances with Ronnie. Written by Will Gilbert

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11 January 1977 (UK)  »

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When the police car rounds the corner and off the estate, director Mike Leigh had composer Carl Davis include a few notes from the theme tune to the television series Z Cars (1962). This is a playful reference to the film's producer David Rose who worked on both shows. See more »


The corpse that Trevor and the mortician are preparing is breathing. See more »


References Hello, Dolly! (1969) See more »

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13 June 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Director Mike Leigh is a master at showing the average Englishman at work and play,and this early work of his is no exception.Trevor is your basic social misfit who works as an undertakers assistant and spends his off time trying to find romance.None of Mike Leigh's actors look like actors,and therein lies the fascination with them.His characters are just real people living their lives,and Mr. Leigh has created a window where we can all take a peek at them,without them knowing about it.Always fascinating and never boring,this is a film for anyone who isn't going to feel cheated if something doesn't blow up every 5 minutes or so.

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