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Lipstick on Your Collar 

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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Giles Thomas ...
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Louise Germaine ...
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 Corporal Berry / ... 6 episodes, 1993
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 Colonel Bernwood / ... 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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 Aunt Vickie 6 episodes, 1993
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 Uncle Fred 6 episodes, 1993
Bernard Brown ...
 Eden / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Gareth Taplin ...
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 Lt. Colonel Trekker / ... 5 episodes, 1993
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Carrie Leigh ...
 Dream Girl 4 episodes, 1993
Frederick Treves ...
 Brig. Sanders / ... 2 episodes, 1993
Debra Beaumont ...
James Snell ...
 Trigorin 2 episodes, 1993
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Tim Seely ...
 Brigadier 2 episodes, 1993
Roger Hume ...
 Lt. Colonel 2 episodes, 1993
Andy Laycock ...
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Che Walker ...
 Policeman 2 episodes, 1993
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 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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Drama | Musical | War

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21 February 1993 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

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 »

Quotes

Major Church: Name? Say again?
Private Francis Francis: Francis, sir. Francis, F.
Major Church: What's the F?
Private Francis Francis: Francis, sir.
Major Church: Yes, yes, what's the F?
Private Francis Francis: Francis, sir. Francis Francis.
Major Church: How very economical. Well, Francis, get this clear. When we call you "Francis," we mean "Francis," not "Francis."
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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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Top Show!!!
2 August 2005 | by 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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