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Series cast summary:
Mark Farmer ...
 Johnny Jarvis (6 episodes, 1983)
Ian Sears ...
 Alan Lipton (6 episodes, 1983)
Diana Davies ...
 Mrs. Lipton (6 episodes, 1983)
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 Manning (6 episodes, 1983)
Catherine Harding ...
 Mrs. Jarvis (6 episodes, 1983)
Alrick Riley ...
 Paul Turner (6 episodes, 1983)
Maurice Colbourne ...
 Jake (5 episodes, 1983)
Jim Findley ...
 Kenny (5 episodes, 1983)
Johanna Hargreaves ...
 Stella (5 episodes, 1983)
Nick Stringer ...
 The Colonel / ... (5 episodes, 1983)
Nadia Cattouse ...
 Mrs. Turner (4 episodes, 1983)
Neil Cunningham ...
 Rev. David Sales (4 episodes, 1983)
Tommy Eytle ...
 Mr. Turner (4 episodes, 1983)
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 Spud (4 episodes, 1983)
Gary Shail ...
 Guy (4 episodes, 1983)
John Bardon ...
 Mr. Jarvis (3 episodes, 1983)
...
 Group member (2 episodes, 1983)
Vincent Allen ...
 Mick (2 episodes, 1983)
Toby Arnold ...
 Group member (2 episodes, 1983)
Ian Brimble ...
 Sidney (2 episodes, 1983)
Martin Carroll ...
 PE Teacher (2 episodes, 1983)
Nick Corfield ...
 Group member (2 episodes, 1983)
Jim Dunk ...
 Mason (2 episodes, 1983)
John Goodrum ...
 Group member (2 episodes, 1983)
Lauren Hayes ...
 Group member (2 episodes, 1983)
Chris Jury ...
 Benny (2 episodes, 1983)
Diana Kyle ...
 Clare (2 episodes, 1983)
Caroline Lancaster ...
 Careers officer (2 episodes, 1983)
Sidney Livingstone ...
 Mr. Lowther (2 episodes, 1983)
Sarah London ...
 Pauline (2 episodes, 1983)
Ancel McFarlane ...
 Stephen Turner (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Steve (2 episodes, 1983)
Lionel Ngakane ...
 Mr. Casson (2 episodes, 1983)
Janet Palmer ...
 Rose (2 episodes, 1983)
Mark Penfold ...
 Bannerman / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
Peggy Phango ...
 Mrs. Stapleton (2 episodes, 1983)
Martin Philips ...
 Group member (2 episodes, 1983)
Archie Pool ...
 Papa (2 episodes, 1983)
Anthony Powell ...
 Arthur (2 episodes, 1983)
Robert Putt ...
 Barber (2 episodes, 1983)
Earl Rhodes ...
 Jiff (2 episodes, 1983)
Mike Smart ...
 Knight (2 episodes, 1983)
Chris Tummings ...
 Sparrow (2 episodes, 1983)
Paul Vincent ...
 Benson (2 episodes, 1983)
Arthur Whybrow ...
 Mr. Davies / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
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Johnny Be Good
11 March 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have very vague memories of this series being like a serious version of a sitcom in which Mark Farmer also starred, called Relative Strangers. In both, Farmer portrays a disaffected youth who tries to return to his roots and rediscover his family and identity. He is not always successful in this endeavour, and seems to meet various characters of differing quality along the way. It was made by the BBC on an obviously low budget, and filmed on location around various parts of inner city London. I have to say that the main reason I do recall it though, is because every week a teacher at my school would show us recordings of it "...because it's a waste of my time trying to teach you lot R.E. for half an hour a week!".

How Ironic.


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