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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)
Peter Jeffrey ...
 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)
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 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)
Lesley Mirza ...
 Coffee Shop Girl / ... (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)  »

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Du rouge à lèvres sur ton col  »

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The final original Dennis Potter production completed and broadcast in his lifetime. See more »

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Private Francis Francis: Sir! I would like you to accept the proposal, sir, that I am not as big a fool as I must seem, sir!
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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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Whitehall warriors and the Suez crisis
29 January 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Dennis Potter brilliance. The series shows why the Suez crisis was such a disaster with intelligence officers that prove the assertion that the term "Military Intelligence " is an oxymoron. My favorite character is the sex crazed Wurlitzer player from the Odeon. Recommended


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