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 Billy Ikehorn (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Spider Elliott (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Valentine O'Neill (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Ellis Ikehorn (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Maggie McGregor (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Vito Orsini (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Josh Hillman (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Harriet Toppingham (3 episodes, 1980)
Louise Latham ...
 Mary Ann Evans (3 episodes, 1980)
Genevieve ...
 Lilianne de Vertdulac (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Alan Wilton (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Jake Cassidy (3 episodes, 1980)
Sarah Marshall ...
 Susan Arvey (3 episodes, 1980)
Milton Selzer ...
 Sid Amos (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Pat O'Byrnne (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Lieutenant Tony Bakersmith (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Aunt Wilhelmina (3 episodes, 1980)
Lelia Goldoni ...
 Joanne Hillman (3 episodes, 1980)
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 John Prince (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Melanie Adams (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Edouard (3 episodes, 1980)
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 Curt Arvey (3 episodes, 1980)
Carol O'Leary ...
 Faye (2 episodes, 1980)
Eloise Hardt ...
 La Comtesse (2 episodes, 1980)
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The soap-operatic story follows the fortunes of three ambitious youngish people: Billy, secretary and then wife to an older zillionaire, whose death frees Billy to start up a Beverly Hills boutique ("Scruples") and to pursue the pretentious and manly but commercially woebegone film director Vito Orsini. Meanwhile, Valentine, a French would-be fashion designer, and Spider, a parking lot attendant/photographer/stud, struggle up the ladder, become buddies and put off a romance that seems inevitable despite their difference in height. After Valentine and Spider become Billy's employees, they team up to navigate a number of speed bumps on the road to happiness. Written by Andrei Blok

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Rare acting appearance by French chanteuse Genevieve, of Jack Paar and Merv Griffin TV shows. See more »

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When Dolly Moon and Billy take off in Dolly's car, Billy's hair is in a bun. In the next shot, her hair is down and flowing. Then it's up in a bun again. in the next shot, it is down again. See more »

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One of my favourite programmes of all time
23 July 2004 | by (Wales) – See all my reviews

This is a brilliant programme, OK i'm biased to a degree, Lindsay Wagner is a childhood crush i've never grown out of.

OK this may not be documentary film making but it isn't what i'm looking for when i decide to watch this type of show. The story arc is interesting and appeals to that part of us that live in hope of a happy ending.

Barry Bostwick shows the early promise that has developed into his career today, Kim Cattrall (Pre "Sex in the City") is spookily convincing as the "FRUITCAKE" actress, and the other supporting characters are to a man better that 80% of todays television output.

Watch it give it a fair chance and see what YOU THINK


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