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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)
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 Colonel Bernwood (6 episodes, 1993)
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 Major Hedges (6 episodes, 1993)
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 Harold Atterbow (6 episodes, 1993)
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 Major Carter (6 episodes, 1993)
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 Major Church (6 episodes, 1993)
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 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)
Frederick Treves ...
 Brigadier Sanders (2 episodes, 1993)
Debra Beaumont ...
 Nina (2 episodes, 1993)
James Snell ...
 Trigorin (2 episodes, 1993)
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 General (2 episodes, 1993)
Tim Seely ...
 Brigadier (2 episodes, 1993)
Roger Hume ...
 Lt. Colonel (2 episodes, 1993)
Andy Laycock ...
 First Soldier (2 episodes, 1993)
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 Second Soldier (2 episodes, 1993)
Che Walker ...
 Policeman (2 episodes, 1993)
Michael Neilson ...
 The Man at the Palais (2 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

First Soldier: That Diana Dors.
Second Soldier: What about her?
First Soldier: I bet she's a good shag.
Second Soldier: And I'll bet you never find out.
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Soundtracks

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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Pure Class
12 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched it when it was first televised in 1993 and watched at all again recently. Could sit and watch it again and again. Naked ladies, stuttering Welshmen, war office clerks/professional mimers, creepy old perverts, old school eccentrics...what more could you ask for? A great soundtrack? We can do that. Well written, well directed and superbly acted. It's a shame Dennis Potter is no longer with us, we need more of his ilk to produce top quality TV comedy so we don't have to endure anymore crap we get from across the pond. I think we're getting there with people like Peter Kay. Would LOYC or Phoenix Nights do well in the States? The guy who played Hopper stood out for me, what happened to him?


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