Interconnected dramas about the lives of a group of workers at a Manchester textile factory, with each episode focusing on the home life of a different character.

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Tony Mooney ...
Joan Kempson ...
 Freda Wilson 24 episodes, 2000-2003
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 Julie O'Neill 20 episodes, 2000-2002
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 Barney Watson 19 episodes, 2001-2003
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 James Mackintosh 18 episodes, 2000-2002
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 Nick Anderson 14 episodes, 2001-2002
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 Grace Eastwood / ... 13 episodes, 2000-2003
Diane Parish ...
 Sylvia Robinson 12 episodes, 2000-2001
Katisha Kenyon ...
 Hannah Phillips 12 episodes, 2002-2003
Jason Merrells ...
 Martin Leach 12 episodes, 2000-2001
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 Trudy Graham 11 episodes, 2000-2001
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 Suzie Davidson 11 episodes, 2002-2003
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Interconnected dramas about the lives of a group of workers at a Manchester textile factory, with each episode focusing on the home life of a different character.

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Lesley Sharp and Siobhan Finneran appear in the first two series, as friends Trudy Graham and Julie O'Neill. Both had their breakthrough roles in the cult 1980's film Rita, Sue and Bob Too, in which Finneran plays the titular character Rita, who has an affair with Sharp's character Michelle's husband Bob. See more »

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Steve Robinson: Come on, work and talk. If you can't do both, do the one that pays the wages.
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Referenced in Top Gear: Episode #8.3 (2006) See more »

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REAL PEOPLE LIVING REAL LIVES
25 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

This series honestly encapsulates real personal lives based around a realistic workplace in northern England. The desperation combined with the simple pride derived from a job well done is conveyed superbly. The setting, in England, is less relevant than the basic human desire to collectively preserve a happy & efficient workplace where people are considered as individuals & allowances are made accordingly. It's a particularly interesting study of the relationship between management & labour & a genuine analysis of the symbiosis therein. In this frightening world of globalisation this series will hopefully help in reminding all of us that we are all still capable of expressing ourselves as individuals & being credited accordingly.


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