Pennies from Heaven (1978)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Drama | Musical
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Season:

1

Year:

1978
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Eileen (6 episodes, 1978)
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 Arthur Parker (6 episodes, 1978)
Gemma Craven ...
 Joan Parker (6 episodes, 1978)
Kenneth Colley ...
 Accordion Man / ... (6 episodes, 1978)
Jenny Logan ...
 Irene (3 episodes, 1978)
Dave King ...
 Police Inspector (2 episodes, 1978)
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 Headmaster (2 episodes, 1978)
Sam Avent ...
 Pianist (2 episodes, 1978)
Arnold Peters ...
 Barrett (2 episodes, 1978)
Spencer Banks ...
 Maurice (2 episodes, 1978)
Michael Bilton ...
 Dad (2 episodes, 1978)
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 Dave (2 episodes, 1978)
Bill Dean ...
 Alf (2 episodes, 1978)
Bella Emberg ...
 Mrs. Corder (2 episodes, 1978)
Children From the Forest of Dean ...
 School Children (2 episodes, 1978)
Yolande Palfrey ...
 Blind Girl (2 episodes, 1978)
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Arthur, a sheet music salesman, has an ear for the hit tunes, but nobody will trust it. And his imagination often bursts into full song, building musical numbers around the greatest frustrations in his life. He meets an innocent young school teacher, Eileen, who seems to hear the same music, but when Eileen learns that he's married, and that she's pregnant with his child, she runs away. Arthur gives up everything to find and protect her, but fate and the music haven't finished with Arthur Parker. Written by Kathy Li

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7 March 1978 (UK)  »

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(6 parts)

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1.33 : 1
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The BBC original was composed of six episodes, each a bit over an hour long. Their titles are: 1: Down Sunny Side Lane 2: Love Is The Sweetest Thing 3: Easy Come, Easy Go 4: Better Think Twice 5: Painting The Clouds 6: Says My Heart See more »

Quotes

Arthur: Hang on! I've got an itchy conk. I said hang on! Will somebody scratch me nose for me? Bloody hell.
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Referenced in Dancer in the Dark (2000) See more »

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The Greatest Thing That Has Been Made for Television
18 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Pennies from Heaven" is the greatest thing that has been made for television (if we think of Fassbinder's "Berlin Alexanderplatz" as a film rather than television). Superb. Bob Hoskins is brilliant.

It is a sin this isn't available on tape of DVD.


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