Screen One: Season 5, Episode 3

Down Among the Big Boys (19 Sep. 1993)

TV Episode  -  Comedy | Crime | Drama
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Set in Glasgow, Louie, the detective son of an upright police sergeant, is about to marry. His intended is the daughter of JoJo (Connolly), a wealthy and compulsive thief who attempts a ... See full summary »

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Episode credited cast:
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Jo Jo Donnelly
Maggie Bell ...
Jean Donnelly
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Claire Donnelly
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Louie Gibbons
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Dan Gibbons
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Louis Gibbons
Katherine Stark ...
Jenny Gibbons
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Iain Agnew ...
John Farrow
Bill Barclay ...
Police Sergeant
John Bett ...
Sam the forger
Freddie Boardley ...
William
Kenneth Bryans ...
Sergeant at bank
Paul Burnham
Jim Byars ...
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Set in Glasgow, Louie, the detective son of an upright police sergeant, is about to marry. His intended is the daughter of JoJo (Connolly), a wealthy and compulsive thief who attempts a spectacular robbery. Louie is put in charge of the investigation of JoJo's latest enterprise. JoJo learns of his peril and begins an exercise in risk management. Written by Stewart Naunton <snaunton@online.ru>

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Jean Donnelly: I never planned for my life to be shite.
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Great Vehicle for Connolly
30 December 2005 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

This TV movie provided a fine performance by Billy Connolly as "Jo Jo" , no doubt he relished the Glasgow setting and the fact that the main character was a self made man , like himself , although from the criminal fraternity .

Though this is a thriller/crime genre piece there are plenty of comedy moments , the brilliant brass band romp in the bank vault is truly comic genius .

The denouement is completely unexpected also as the police begin to suspect Jo Jo and he finds the forthcoming marriage of his daughter to the police chief's son may offer an opportunity .

Critically this is a fine bit of work and parts of it will have you chewing your nails in suspense and laughing out loud .


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