Focusing on the Ryan family in London throughout the 50s/60s. Maura Ryan is the only girl of seven older boys. The oldest brother, Michael, is the patriarchal figure and controls their ... See full summary »
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 Sarah Ryan (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Michael Ryan (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Maura Ryan (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Terry Patterson (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Geoff Ryan (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Roy Ryan (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Garry Ryan (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Lee Ryan (4 episodes, 1995)
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 Benjamin Ryan (4 episodes, 1995)
Caroline Trowbridge ...
 Janine (4 episodes, 1995)
Morgan Jones ...
 Benny Ryan (3 episodes, 1995)
Sophie Stanton ...
 Marge (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Father John (3 episodes, 1995)
Alan Hunter ...
 Superintendent Johnson (3 episodes, 1995)
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 D.I. Murphy (3 episodes, 1995)
Glyn Grimstead ...
 Dennis (3 episodes, 1995)
Ingrid Wiseman ...
 Angie (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Johnny (2 episodes, 1995)
Andy Lucas ...
 Dopolis (2 episodes, 1995)
Catherine Terris ...
 Denise (2 episodes, 1995)
Anthony Warren ...
 Tony (2 episodes, 1995)
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Focusing on the Ryan family in London throughout the 50s/60s. Maura Ryan is the only girl of seven older boys. The oldest brother, Michael, is the patriarchal figure and controls their gangland activity in the city. Although initially shielded from the going ons of the Ryan brothers, she enters into the family business as they attempt to rule the East End. Written by hannahakenn

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Dark and intriguing.
31 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This was the first vehicle in which I remember seeing Jason Isaacs and his treatment of his character left a lasting impression on me. To me, it's a testament to his talent that he could make such an unpleasant individual sympathetic and, at times, vulnerable. As mentioned in an earlier crit, the unusual presentation of a drab and colourless sixties really creates an atmosphere of sordidity and the authentic sets added to this (...don't you just HATE it when you mumble under your breath '..and that wallpaper's wrong for the time too...'). The impressive cast guaranteed excellent performances all round but, for me, Isaacs took the gong. (I was particularly pleased to later discover he is a fellow Scouser!) Dangerous Lady is available on video at Amazon.co.uk. Buy it. It's good.


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