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The on-the-field trials and tribulations and the off-the-field lives, loves and infidelities of the Castlefield Blues, an underfunded, badly managed ladies football team from South ... See full summary »
Ken Boon and Harry Crawford are two middle-aged ex-firemen who start out in business together, initially in Birmingham and later in Nottingham. During the seven series (1986-1992), Ken ... See full summary »
Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »
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Common As Muck has a great deal in common with Auf Weidershen Pet. Both deal with the interesting situation of throwing together a riff-raff of different characters into one melting pot then standing back and watching the whole lot go off.
We are introduced to a group of very different men who are thrown together by their common trade, they are binmen. Their developing friendship, loves and various intertwined lives are followed closely as they bumble along. The cast read like a who's who of well established British actors. Edward Woodward, the comedian Roy Hudd, June Whitfield and Tim Healy of Auf Weidershen Pet fame. The tone is realistic, gritty, yet poignant and funny. Written and acted to high standard as you would expect of the BBC's recent northern dramas, it ran for two series and stands as another example of real everyday peoples lives and jobs being as interesting and funny as gritty and realistic.
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