In 1970's England, cultures start to mix and cross with different experiences. Archie is contemplating suicide until he meets Clara, who is fleeing an oppressive Jehovah's Witness mother. ... See full summary »
In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought... See full summary »
The Dhillon family are just about holding it together. Grand Trunk Garage is being run ably by tom-boy Rita, while her brother Dave, wild and unstoppable, is intent on running the sales side of the business, Dave's Pukka Autos, into the ground. Throughout this 10 part series, aided and abetted by Happy, often unwittingly, Dave goes through a non-conformist hero's journey and comes out the other side. Written by
Oliver Abbott was filmed for background shots in Birmingham when he was noticed by the director. He was asked to audition for an acting part, was successful and got the role of a young drug dealer. See more »
"Grease Monkeys" How do I begin to describe this show ? It's not really like anything I've ever seen before, but has traces of "Billy Liar" and "The Boys from the Blackstuff".
Set in the world of the superhero (in his own mind) Dave Dhillon and his very odd but always engaging group of family and friends, we see ever more incredible escapades pan out in a surreal manner.
It's been a long time since the series was shown (WHY?) and my memory is not what it once was, but the episode where a disgruntled customer complains to Dave about his car remains at least translucent.
The gang believe they have killed the disgruntled customer and set about disposing of the body, however after deciding to cut up the corpse with an angle grinder he wakes up and promptly dies of shock. They then take the corpse in an office chair and dump it into the canal,but because the canal is full of rubbish the chair and corpse only partially submerge and remain in view.
The cast contains many actors who have become more famous since this series, including Ace Bhatti, lead character "Dave Dhillon" who has appeared in Corrie and New Street Law and Jake Wood who plays his best friend "Happy" who now appears as "Max Branning" in "Stenders".
Considering the rubbish purporting to be comedy being shown almost endlessly on BBC3 these days, most embarrassingly "Little Britain", surely the time has come to dust down this series and repeat and then I can end my regret that I didn't record these two series first time around.
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