Ian and Dick are two soldiers returning to peacetime Britain from WW2. They struggle to fit back into society, and get involved in various shady schemes.
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Griff Rhys Jones ...
 Ian Deasey (6 episodes, 1993)
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 Dick Dobson (6 episodes, 1993)
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 Janet Deasey (6 episodes, 1993)
Samantha Womack ...
 Hedda (6 episodes, 1993)
Luke Marcel ...
 Alan Deasey / ... (6 episodes, 1993)
Liz Fraser ...
 Edith (6 episodes, 1993)
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 Rudy Lorimer (6 episodes, 1993)
Harry Burton ...
 Dr. Pollock (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Annabel (5 episodes, 1993)
Jimmy Yuill ...
 Norman (4 episodes, 1993)
George Melly ...
 Marshall Gould (3 episodes, 1993)
Dennis Blanch ...
 Palliser (3 episodes, 1993)
Tony Melody ...
 Mr. Parsons / ... (3 episodes, 1993)
Jonathan Phillips ...
 Sam / ... (3 episodes, 1993)
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 Oliver (2 episodes, 1993)
Hugh Sachs ...
 Scott (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Hodges (2 episodes, 1993)
Roberta Taylor ...
 Ottie Pond (2 episodes, 1993)
Les Dawson ...
 Morton Stanley (2 episodes, 1993)
Cinnamon Bone ...
 June (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Inspector Wareham (2 episodes, 1993)
Will Tacey ...
 Club Steward (2 episodes, 1993)
Polly Grant ...
 Felicity (2 episodes, 1993)
Anthoula Papadakis ...
 Dancer (2 episodes, 1993)
Donna Dillingham ...
 Dancer (2 episodes, 1993)
Sarah Barrow ...
 Dancer (2 episodes, 1993)
Claudia Pottier ...
 Dancer (2 episodes, 1993)
Henry Moxon ...
 Dr. Wakeley (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Walter (2 episodes, 1993)
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Ian and Dick are two soldiers returning to peacetime Britain from WW2. They struggle to fit back into society, and get involved in various shady schemes.

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a comedy for civilians only in irony
20 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Martin Clunes and Griff Rhys Jones play two British soldiers returning home after being mustered (demobbed) out of the army. For Captain Ian Deasey (Jones) it's back to his wife and son and boring but steady desk job. For Lance Corporal Dick Dobsen (Clunes) it's a chance to reinvent himself and become the success he longs for. But London is still doing blackouts and rationing and things are still far from normal. Dobsen is a complete rogue or close to it and takes advantage of every opportunity that comes his way legal or illegal. And his plan is to save his buddy Deasey by bringing him along for the ride. The series provides a nice look at post war London and the difficulties in adjusting to civilian life. There are some laughs along the way but for the most part it is fairly serious drama. If you are expected an outlandish comedy because Clunes stars, you will be disappointed.


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