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)
 Private Hopper (6 episodes, 1993)
Louise Germaine ...
 Sylvia Berry (6 episodes, 1993)
 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)
 Major Carter (6 episodes, 1993)
 Major Church (6 episodes, 1993)
Maggie Steed ...
 Aunt Vickie (6 episodes, 1993)
 Uncle Fred (6 episodes, 1993)
Bernard Brown ...
 Eden / ... (6 episodes, 1993)
 Lt. Colonel Trekker (5 episodes, 1993)
 Lisa (4 episodes, 1993)
Carrie Leigh ...
 Dream Girl (4 episodes, 1993)


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 <>

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Drama | Musical | War





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21 February 1993 (UK)  »

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Lipstick on Your Collar  »

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(6 parts)


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


Sylvia Berry: Do you like music?
Private Mick Hopper: Do I like music?
Sylvia Berry: Yeah, but what sort?
Private Mick Hopper: The sort where "moon" don't rhyme with "June," and you're not up to your backside in bloody buttercups. Songs that aren't about your mum and dad. A bit rough. A beat that busts up the old way...the old stodge...the empire...and knowing your place, and "excuse me," and dressing up, and doing what you're told, and not once being asked!
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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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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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