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Season: 1
Year: 1986


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: Episode #1.1

24 October 1986
New arrival Richard makes an immediate impact on the other members of the act, especially the women. Hired as a stage assistant, he soon begins performing roles. But just as Richard embraces the limelight, one of his colleagues decides he can't take it.

Colin Firth ... Richard Herncastle

Carmen Du Sautoy ... Julie Blane

Brian Glover ... Tommy Beamish
Gillian Bevan ... Cissie Mapes

Beatie Edney ... Nancy Ellis

John Castle ... Nick Ollanton

Laurence Olivier ... Harry Burrard
Julia Parrott ... Vesta Tilley
Colin Bower ... Vicar
Drew Dawson ... Norman Hislop
Rex Arundel ... Newcastle Empire M.D.
Ted Morris ... Sam Hayes
Neil Boorman ... Ben Hayes
Francesca McGregor ... Nonie Colmar
Jane Arden ... Susie Hodson
Stephen Brigden ... Bob Hodson
Bruce Morrison ... Ambrose
John Asquith ... Esmond
Jean Marie Segal ... Gustav Colmar
John Ballanger ... Andre Colmar
Larbi Slemane ... Jean Colmar

Mike Edmonds ... Barney
Emil Wolk ... Ricarlo
Anthony Newlands ... Hubert Courtenay
Ralph Riach ... Edinburgh Empire M.D.
John Carmichael ... Scottish Musician
Charlie Cowie ... Scottish Musician
Bill Gibbon ... Scottish Dancer
Glen Johnston ... Scottish Dancer
Raymond Kay ... Scottish Dancer
Alistair McBain ... Scottish Musician
Ian McCloud ... Scottish Dancer
Bob Murphy ... Bagpipes

Season 1, Episode 2: Episode #1.2

31 October 1986
Uncle Nick's conjuring skills are put to the test when an on-the-run suffragette leader asks for his help--to make her disappear before the police can arrest her. Much to Richard's distress, an attractive young singer named Nancy Ellis plans to vanish as well.

Colin Firth ... Richard Herncastle

Carmen Du Sautoy ... Julie Blane

Brian Glover ... Tommy Beamish
Gillian Bevan ... Cissie Mapes

Beatie Edney ... Nancy Ellis

Rachel Gurney ... Mrs. Agnes Foster Jones

Wanda Ventham ... Mrs. Muriel Dirks
Kenneth Nelson ... Hank Johnson
Weston Gavin ... Bill Jennings

John Castle ... Nick Ollanton
Francesca McGregor ... Nonie Colmar
Stephen Brigden ... Bob Hodson
Bruce Morrison ... Ambrose
John Asquith ... Esmond
Jane Arden ... Susie Hodson
Emil Wolk ... Ricarlo
Anthony Newlands ... Hubert Courtenay

Mike Edmonds ... Barney
Ted Morris ... Sam Hayes
Neil Boorman ... Ben Hayes
Hugh Cross ... Mr. Foster Jones
Beti Lloyd-Jones ... Lady Speaker
Ken Kitson ... Inspector Woods
Jeffrey Segal ... Bosanby
Jean Marie Segal ... Gustav Colmar
John Ballanger ... Andre Colmar
Larbi Slemane ... Jean Colmar
Joe Holmes ... Vicar
Roy Barraclough ... Alfred. Bentwood
Peter Barton ... George Wall
James Eastham ... The Musical Tiplows
Patricia Heneghan ... Varvara Wall

Lila Kaye ... Rose Bentwood
Maria Rayner ... The Musical Tiplows
Cyril Varley ... Dixon
Jane Venables ... The Musical Tiplows

Season 1, Episode 3: Episode #1.3

7 November 1986
Richard turns his attentions to another woman in the act--or rather, she turns her attentions to him. An older woman with a mysterious past, Julie Blane displays more than a few warning signs. Richard has to decide whether or not to heed them.

Colin Firth ... Richard Herncastle

Carmen Du Sautoy ... Julie Blane

Brian Glover ... Tommy Beamish
Gillian Bevan ... Cissie Mapes

Beatie Edney ... Nancy Ellis

Lila Kaye ... Rose Bentwood
Patricia Heneghan ... Varvara Wall
Roy Barraclough ... Alfred Bentwood
Kenneth Nelson ... Hank Johnson
Weston Gavin ... Bill Jennings

John Castle ... Nick Ollanton
James Eastham ... The musical tiplows
Maria Rayner ... The musical tiplows
Jane Venables ... The musical tiplows
Cyril Varley ... Dixon
Peter Barton ... George Wall

Mike Edmonds ... Barney
Francesca McGregor ... Nonie Colmar
Emil Wolk ... Ricarlo
Anthony Newlands ... Hubert Courtenay
Jean Marie Segal ... Gustav Colmar
John Ballanger ... Andre Colmar
Larbi Slemane ... Jean Colmar
Jane Arden ... Susie Hodson
Stephen Brigden ... Bob Hodson
Bruce Morrison ... Ambrose
John Asquith ... Esmond
Ted Morris ... Sam Hayes
Neil Boorman ... Ben Hayes

Season 1, Episode 4: Episode #1.4

14 November 1986
With the help of an ex-heavyweight boxer, Tommy Beamish exacts his revenge on Julie. The incident prompts Uncle Nick to come to the aid of his nephew and Jule to react unexpectedly.

Colin Firth ... Richard Herncastle

Carmen Du Sautoy ... Julie Blane

Brian Glover ... Tommy Beamish
Gillian Bevan ... Cissie Mapes

John Castle ... Nick Ollanton
Emil Wolk ... Ricarlo

Mike Edmonds ... Barney
Ted Morris ... Sam Hayes
Neil Boorman ... Ben Hayes
Brenda Larenty ... The Montanas
Miguel ... The Montanas
Alfie Curtis ... Ted
Francesca McGregor ... Nonie Colmar
Anthony Newlands ... Hubert Courtenay
Sharon Bower ... Julie's Replacement
Jean Marie Segal ... Gustav Colmar
John Ballanger ... Andre Colmar
Larbi Slemane ... Jean Colmar
Daphne Goddard ... Violet
Jeffrey Segal ... Bosanby
Arthur Hewlett ... Mr. Pitter
Mick Walter ... Philip Tewby (as Big Mick)

Season 1, Episode 5: Episode #1.5

21 November 1986
Richard gets mixed up with a volatile young singer and her entourage. At first, the woman simply requests that Richard sketch her portrait. But soon, he unwittingly enters a new, darker side of theatre life.

Colin Firth ... Richard Herncastle
Gillian Bevan ... Cissie Mapes

Pamela Stephenson ... Lily Farris

Alfred Marks ... Otto Mergen

John Castle ... Nick Ollanton
Rio Fortune ... The ragtime three
Mike Mosebury ... The ragtime three
Claude Walloon ... The ragtime three
Matthew Solon ... Alfred Dunsop
Patrick McGuigan ... Liverpool Empire M.D.

Mike Edmonds ... Barney
Francesca McGregor ... Nonie Colmar
Margo Stanley ... Lady Chernock
Ted Morris ... Sam Hayes
Neil Boorman ... Ben Hayes
Jean Marie Segal ... Gustav Colmar
John Ballanger ... Andre Colmar
Larbi Slemane ... Jean Colmar

Carmen Du Sautoy ... Julie Blane (voice)
Brenda Larenty ... The Montanas
Miguel ... The Montanas

Andrea Gordon ... Phyllis Robinson

Season 1, Episode 6: Episode #1.6

28 November 1986
The troupe gets a shock when one of their acrobats is found strangled. The local police feel unable to handle the case, and Scotland Yard sends an inspector to investigate. Meanwhile, Richard makes a desperate attempt to reconnect with Nancy Ellis.

Colin Firth ... Richard Herncastle
Gillian Bevan ... Cissie Mapes

Patricia Quinn ... Doris Tingley

Pamela Stephenson ... Lily Farris

Alfred Marks ... Otto Mergen

John Castle ... Nick Ollanton
Ted Morris ... Sam Hayes

Mike Edmonds ... Barney
Neil Boorman ... Ben Hayes
Richard Alexander ... Burrington Empire Callboy
Al Ashton ... Policeman
Circus de Reszke ... Duffields dogs

James Cosmo ... Inspector Furness
Rio Fortune ... The ragtime three
Mike Mosebury ... The ragtime three
Claude Walloon ... The ragtime three
Brenda Larenty ... The Montanas
Miguel ... The Montanas
Joseph Ward ... The irish tenor
Walter McMonagle ... Archie Tingley
Jane Eaglen ... Lottie Dean

Jim Carter ... Inspector Crabb

Tim Dantay ... Spider Evans
Carrie Davies ... Peggy Canford
Charlotte Plowright ... Maisie Dawe
Mick Walter ... Philip Tewby (as Big Mick)
Madge Hindle ... Mrs. Shurer
Christopher Rozycki ... Max Shurer

Season 1, Episode 7: Episode #1.7

5 December 1986
The police close in on a murder suspect, but Uncle Nick has one last trick up his sleeve before he strikes out for America. As war breaks out, Richard enlists in the army and heads to the Western Front, where he runs into a surprising figure from his past

Colin Firth ... Richard Herncastle

Beatie Edney ... Nancy Ellis

Patricia Quinn ... Doris Tingley

John Castle ... Nick Ollanton

Jim Carter ... Inspector Crabb

Mike Edmonds ... Barney
Mick Walter ... Phillip Tewby (as Big Mick)
Rio Fortune ... The ragtime three
Mike Mosebury ... The ragtime three
Claude Walloon ... The ragtime three
Charlotte Plowright ... Maisie Dawe
Carrie Davies ... Peggy Canford
Ted Morris ... Sam Hayes
Neil Boorman ... Ben Hayes
Jane Eaglen ... Lottie Dean
Julia Parrott ... Vesta Tilley
Circus de Reszke ... Duffields Dogs
Rod Arthur ... Recruiting Sergeant

Carmen Du Sautoy ... Julie Blane
Gillian Bevan ... Cissie Mapes
The Northern Wind Orchestra ... Themselves

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