Lipstick on Your Collar (1993)

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During the Suez Crisis of 1956, two young clerks at the stuffy Foreign Office in Whitehall display little interest in the decline of the British Empire. To their eyes, it can hardly compete... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Giles Thomas ...
 Private Francis (6 episodes, 1993)
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 Private Hopper (6 episodes, 1993)
Louise Germaine ...
 Sylvia Berry (6 episodes, 1993)
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 Corporal Berry (6 episodes, 1993)
Peter Jeffrey ...
 Colonel Bernwood (6 episodes, 1993)
Clive Francis ...
 Major Hedges (6 episodes, 1993)
Roy Hudd ...
 Harold Atterbow (6 episodes, 1993)
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 Major Carter (6 episodes, 1993)
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 Major Church (6 episodes, 1993)
Maggie Steed ...
 Aunt Vickie (6 episodes, 1993)
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 Uncle Fred (6 episodes, 1993)
Bernard Brown ...
 Eden / ... (6 episodes, 1993)
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 Lt. Colonel Trekker (5 episodes, 1993)
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 Lisa (4 episodes, 1993)
Carrie Leigh ...
 Dream Girl (4 episodes, 1993)
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During the Suez Crisis of 1956, two young clerks at the stuffy Foreign Office in Whitehall display little interest in the decline of the British Empire. To their eyes, it can hardly compete with girls, rock music (including "Lay Down Your Arms"), and the intrigue of romantic entanglements. Written by Bhob Stewart <bhob@genie.com>

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21 February 1993 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Du rouge à lèvres sur ton col  »

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Amanda Holden auditioned unsuccessfully for the role of Sylvia. See more »

Quotes

Major Hedges: Bumholes. Bumholes, say I. In the plural!
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Lipstick On Your Collar
Written by Edna Lewis and George Goehring
Used by kind permission of MCA Music Ltd
Performed by Connie Francis
Courtesy of Polydor Ltd
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Its like marmite - you either love it or you hate it
6 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I never liked Dennis Potter until I saw this series. I don't like musicals – the idea of a group of people bursting into spontaneous communal song never appealed to me, but the combination of scenario (a post second world war era where the war is now fought as much in the halls of Whitehall as on the battlefield – and Britain is losing) and music (British 50's) just hit the right note with me (pun intended). The characters are superb (this was the first thing I ever saw Ewan McGregor in) and the situations genuine. The relationships between the junior ranks in both military and civilian life in the era they are set are really believable (so my dad says). I loved the music so much I bought the CD, I just wish they would bring it out on DVD. Thanks Dennis.


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