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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)
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)
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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Du rouge à lèvres sur ton col  »

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

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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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2 August 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

If you have a vivid imagination and your mind likes to wonder, you will be wonderfully rewarded by watching this Dennis Potter gem! It has a great fifties soundtrack and music numbers that are choreographed with exciting imagination! (but maybe Dennis needed to get out a bit more) The characters are well casted, and there performances, are extremely well delivered. As an added bonus, you get to see Ewen McGregor before he went to the Dark Side! I watched this show when it was first released on television, more than ten years ago, and loved it, and after a recent viewing, found the show had not lost any of it's edge! Maybe hard to find now, but! if you have not seen it, hunt it down! Enjoy!


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