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 Gavin Sinclair (7 episodes, 1989)
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 Giles Tewkesbury (7 episodes, 1989)
Ed Devereaux ...
 Computer voice / ... (6 episodes, 1989)
Phil McCall ...
 Gavin's Dad (5 episodes, 1989)
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 Gavin's mum (5 episodes, 1989)
Elaine Collins ...
 TV reporter (4 episodes, 1989)
Christopher Godwin ...
 Mr. Haverty (4 episodes, 1989)
Tony Meyer ...
 Donald (4 episodes, 1989)
Roger Sloman ...
 Mr. Lambie (4 episodes, 1989)
Lynsey Baxter ...
 Serena (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Mr. Pym (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Nurse (3 episodes, 1989)
David Meyer ...
 Ronald (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Robbie (3 episodes, 1989)
Elizabeth Bennett ...
 Miss. Ainscow (2 episodes, 1989)
Anthony Benson ...
 Butler (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Yana Haverty (2 episodes, 1989)
Peter Cellier ...
 Mr. Gershwin (2 episodes, 1989)
Jake D'Arcy ...
 DI Ure (2 episodes, 1989)
Alan Hardwick ...
 Newsreader (2 episodes, 1989)
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 DC Cieslik (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Receptionist / ... (2 episodes, 1989)
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In the future (1999), the UK is subdivided into two regions by barbed wire and border patrols. Northern Britain is cold, bleak and impoverished, while sunny South Britain is a place of relative luxury. When Lord Tewkesbury, the owner of rich conglomerate, decides his son Giles needs more real-life experience, he arranged for Giles to work under an assumed name. Unfortunately, this results in Giles being sent to North Britain to do menial labor, while previously impoverished Gavin is transferred to sunny South Britain. Written by Mike Konczewski

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17 October 1989 (UK)  »

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Zwei seriöse Damen in Dublin  »

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8 March 2005 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Well, I'm glad that I'm not the only one that remembers this series.. I always liked it too, particularly the satirical slants on the north/south divide, Police PLC, (just as it seemed like the whole country was being sold on the stock market) and the "thatchers". The series saw the "pairing" of Ade Edmondson and John Gordon Sinclair as young men from the opposite sides of the political and financial as well as the geographical divide. (John Gordon Sinclair also starred in another "lost" series, "Hot Metal") It seemed to finish cued up for a second series that just never happened. Of course Marks and Gran also went on to pen that other political satire (starring the other half of the "dangerous brothers", Rik Mayall) "The New Statesman"


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