Prospects is a comedy drama series originally shown on Channel 4. The 12 episodes followed two East End 'geezer' characters - Jimmy 'Pincy' Pince played by Gary Olsen and Billy 'Bill' ... See full summary »
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Gary Olsen ...
 Pincey (12 episodes, 1986)
Brian Bovell ...
 Billy (12 episodes, 1986)
Peter Lovstrom ...
 Mickey Smith (8 episodes, 1986)
Chrissie Cotterill ...
 Mona (7 episodes, 1986)
Ben Howard ...
 Halforth (5 episodes, 1986)
Mike Savage ...
 Del (5 episodes, 1986)
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Prospects is a comedy drama series originally shown on Channel 4. The 12 episodes followed two East End 'geezer' characters - Jimmy 'Pincy' Pince played by Gary Olsen and Billy 'Bill' Pearson played by Brian Bovell whilst they try to scratch a living in London's Isle of Dogs. It's many themes, often with comedic results, we're 'motivated' by the then UK's government, social decay, racism and general decline in employment opportunities. Written by John Kane

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Remember Hazel O'Connor?
2 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I remember this series well, I watched it for the fabulous Hazel O'Connor (Breaking Glass fame) She had a guest part in the series and also wrote and sang 2 songs ('Today could be so good' and 'We tried' Released on red bus records. There were a lot of people i recognised in the series who were then unknown!

I remember being glued to the set at the time as I'm sure many others were!! There was an album to accompany the series too. The theme tune was OK too, I'm sure this was a 12 part series. I would love to see this series released on DVD. It was produced by the same people who did Minder.


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