Blackpool (2004– )

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Soon after local entrepreneur Ripley Holden (Morrissey) opens his arcade in his beloved home town of Blackpool, a murder investigation makes tears at the fabric of his personal and professional lives.

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Series cast summary:
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 Ripley Holden (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Natalie Holden (6 episodes, 2004)
Thomas Morrison ...
 Danny Holden (6 episodes, 2004)
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 D.I. Peter Carlisle (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Shyanne Holden (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Adrian Marr (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Hallworth (6 episodes, 2004)
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 D.C. Blythe (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Steve (6 episodes, 2004)
David Hounslow ...
 DCI Jim Allbright / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
Jacqueline Pilton ...
 Ruth (6 episodes, 2004)
Lisa Millett ...
 Hailey (6 episodes, 2004)
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 Terry Corlette (6 episodes, 2004)
Michelle McCaw ...
 Chantelle (6 episodes, 2004)
Jim Whelan ...
 Deaf Barry (5 episodes, 2004)
Connie Walker ...
 Karen (4 episodes, 2004)
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 Mark Reed (3 episodes, 2004)
James Cartwright ...
 Mike Hooley (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Mary Webb (2 episodes, 2004)
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Soon after local entrepreneur Ripley Holden (Morrissey) opens his arcade in his beloved home town of Blackpool, a murder investigation makes tears at the fabric of his personal and professional lives.

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David Tennant and David Morrissey would both work together later on Doctor Who the Christmas episode "the Next Doctor". See more »

Quotes

D.I. Peter Carlisle: Ah, Freud would say that your jokes reveal a truth buried in your subconscious.
Ripley Holden: Oh, what do you know, a copper who's read a book.
D.I. Peter Carlisle: Well, if I'd read two books, maybe I'd run an amusement arcade.
Ripley Holden: Yeah, well I wouldn't know about that. I run a family entertainment arcade.
D.I. Peter Carlisle: And I'm a crime-citizen-interface consultant.
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Remade as Viva Laughlin (2007) See more »

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These Boots Are Made for Walking
Written by Lee Hazlewood
Performed by Lynda Hayes, David Tennant and David Morrissey
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Unusual drama
21 November 2004 | by (Southport Lancashire Uk) – See all my reviews

Blackpool is an unusual drama (with touches of comedy) which tells the story of an amusement arcade owner who finds himself and his family at the centre of a murder investigation when a body is found in his arcade. From time to time the actors burst into song (a la Singing Detective) & are transported into fantasy sequences which work quite well as an integral part of the plot. The actors' faces are well known to UK TV audiences from their regular appearances in supporting roles in other TV vehicles. As in all BBC productions, the performances are uniformly good. The real star of the show however is Blackpool itself. The wonderfully seedy holiday resort is well used as the backdrop and well known places/landmarks appear in most scenes. An enjoyable serial. (The soundtrack's pretty good too!)


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