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 Dancer (6 episodes, 1993)
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 Dream Girl (4 episodes, 1993)
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Tim Seely ...
 Brigadier (2 episodes, 1993)
Roger Hume ...
 Lt. Colonel (2 episodes, 1993)
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Che Walker ...
 Policeman (2 episodes, 1993)
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 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 »

Quotes

Major Hedges: Hopper, any pretty girls in the typing pool these days?
Private Mick Hopper: Not really, sir.
Major Hedges: Well, so long as none of them has a mustache, eh?
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Soundtracks

The Man With The Golden Arm
Written by Elmer Bernstein and Sylvia Fine
Used by kind permission of Warner Chappell Music Ltd
Performed by The Billy May Orchestra
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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absolutely brilliant!!!
30 January 1999 | by (the lower depths) – See all my reviews

Like all of Dennis Potter's work, this shows us what film could & should be. It wakens all the old dormant brain cells. Yes, imagination & inspiration do still live & are still the main ingredients of REAL ART!!! Not necessarily compatible with democracy, tho, maybe, who knows?


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