A complex, moving story of life in the big bad city, in this case London. The tragic, senseless, futile murder of a beautiful young woman, just embarking on her journey through life, acts ... See full summary »
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1997  
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 Shaun (8 episodes, 1997)
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 Claire (8 episodes, 1997)
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 Gary Rickey (8 episodes, 1997)
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 Zahid (8 episodes, 1997)
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 Florrie (8 episodes, 1997)
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 Marcus (8 episodes, 1997)
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 Vicky (8 episodes, 1997)
Diane Parish ...
 Janet (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Hilary (7 episodes, 1997)
Sandra Voe ...
 Annie (7 episodes, 1997)
Rachel Power ...
 Helen (7 episodes, 1997)
Frances Shergold ...
 Frances (7 episodes, 1997)
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 Bernard (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Ken (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Lloyd (6 episodes, 1997)
Tilly Vosburgh ...
 Gabby (6 episodes, 1997)
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 Alice (5 episodes, 1997)
Jeillo Edwards ...
 Aunt Gaynor (5 episodes, 1997)
Gabriel Woodward ...
 Sam (5 episodes, 1997)
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 Alan (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Brenda (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Chris (4 episodes, 1997)
Badi Uzzaman ...
 Shahid (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Lake (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Jemma (4 episodes, 1997)
Andrew Rajan ...
 Hafiz (4 episodes, 1997)
Robert Morgan ...
 Shaw (4 episodes, 1997)
Jack Beazley ...
 Darren (4 episodes, 1997)
May Woodward ...
 Chelsea (4 episodes, 1997)
Ellie Barker ...
 Page (4 episodes, 1997)
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 Werner (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Eylot (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Kurt (3 episodes, 1997)
David Allister ...
 Psychiatric Consultant (3 episodes, 1997)
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 Tina (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Julie (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Len (2 episodes, 1997)
Fleur Mould ...
 Sally (2 episodes, 1997)
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 WPC (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Claire's Father (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Straun (2 episodes, 1997)
David Dixon ...
 Nelson (2 episodes, 1997)
Kevin Squelch ...
 Carp (2 episodes, 1997)
Ian Good ...
 Chef de Cuisine (2 episodes, 1997)
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 Solicitor (2 episodes, 1997)
Liza Walker ...
 Sandra (2 episodes, 1997)
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A complex, moving story of life in the big bad city, in this case London. The tragic, senseless, futile murder of a beautiful young woman, just embarking on her journey through life, acts as a catalyst of change for a large and diverse group of people seemingly unconnected with this terrible event. As the ripples of change expand this group of people come under increasing pressure to face the harsh realities of their existence and turn away from the cosy fantasies they thought they knew. Some discover an inner strength that inspires them to better their lives and look to the future with hope but for others the overwhelming waves of despair and despondency push them ever nearer to the edge of the abyss. Watching it all with a jaundiced eye and a practiced put down, apparently aloof and untouched by events, is Gary Rickey, born Billy Rickey in the town of the same name, a London broad sheet food critic who doesn't seem to like food or it doesn't like him. However, even he cannot escape ... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Superb drama
26 March 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If you ever get the chance to see this show I cannot recommend it highly enough. Written by the brilliant Stephen Merchant the story revolves around the lives of several people whose lives are unknowingly intertwined on the streets and underground of London. It may be 20 years old but remains one of the finest dramas the BBC has ever made.


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