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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
7 March 1978 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more »
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Awards:
2 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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(11 articles)
News Nuggets: Naya Rivera has not been fired from 'Glee'
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R.I.P. Bob Hoskins
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Bob Hoskins has Died at the Age of 71
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Wonderful series of musical escapism See more (19 total) »

Cast

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Cheryl Campbell ... Eileen (6 episodes, 1978)

Bob Hoskins ... 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)

Freddie Jones ... 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)

Philip Jackson ... 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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Series Directed by
Piers Haggard (6 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Writing credits
Dennis Potter (6 episodes, 1978)

Series Produced by
Kenith Trodd .... producer (6 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ken Westbury (6 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Film Editing by
Howard Dell (6 episodes, 1978)
David Martin (6 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Production Design by
Tim Harvey (6 episodes, 1978)
Bruce Macadie (2 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Costume Design by
John Peacock (6 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jenny Shircore .... make-up (6 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Art Department
Sid Sutton .... graphics designer (6 episodes, 1978)
Bob Cosford .... illustrator (3 episodes, 1978)
Tom Taylor .... illustrator (3 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Sound Department
Mervyn Broadway .... film sound (6 episodes, 1978)
Alan Dykes .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 1978)
Brian Hiles .... sound: studio (6 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Dave Mutton .... senior studio camera (6 episodes, 1978)
Dave Sydenham .... studio lighting (6 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Editorial Department
Shirley Coward .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1978)
 
Series Other crew
Alan Charlesworth .... production team (6 episodes, 1978)
Chris Cherry .... production unit manager (6 episodes, 1978)
Bill Craske .... production assistant / studio production assistant (6 episodes, 1978)
Tudor Davies .... choreographer (6 episodes, 1978)
Irene East .... production team (6 episodes, 1978)
Simon Hinkly .... film production assistant / production assistant (6 episodes, 1978)
Diarmuid Lawrence .... film production assistant / production assistant (6 episodes, 1978)
Neil Zeiger .... production team (6 episodes, 1978)
 

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UK:75 min (6 parts)
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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 HeartSee more »
Quotes:
Arthur Parker:I'd rather be a Yank.
Eileen Everson:Pardon?
Arthur:They got the best songs.
Eileen:What's that got to do with it!
Arthur:I want to... I know it sounds daft Eileen, but I want to live in a world where the songs is...
Eileen:Where the songs come true.
Arthur:Yes.
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References King Kong (1933)See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful series of musical escapism, 15 October 2006
Author: adamlives-1 from United Kingdom

With all the characters suddenly bursting into song, thankfully mimed to the original artists, this series made new ground. Very entertaining, lots of obscure but brilliant supporting actors, and a great script. The central role was brilliantly portrayed by Hoskin's frustrated salesman, trying to be taken seriously but also looking for satisfaction from his hopelessly frigid wife. His lust interest is one of those women who ooze sex appeal, and it's easy to understand how a man could fall when confronted with such unbridled passion. The whole series focuses on repressed desires and imagined hopes, as expressed by the episodes of song and dance. Notable is the courtroom scene in which the entire jury bursts into a routine. One to buy and keep.

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