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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 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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Both David Tennant and David Bradley worked together previously on Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire. 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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Followed by Viva Blackpool (2006) See more »

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The Secrets That You Keep
Written by Nicolas Chinn and Michael Chapman
Performed by Sarah Parish
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An enjoyable and entertaining drama!
8 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Blackpool is a comedy/drama. It was great acting by the whole cast and every episode ended on a cliffhanger which left you wanting to watch the next episode straight away! The way the songs were done was brilliant and the chemistry between David Morrisey and Sarah Parish was good. There are a lot of twists in the whole story which make it even more fun to watch because it is unpredictable. The music, the dancing and the singing make this drama a part comedy because however serious the song is it still manages to make you laugh. I really liked the way the director used the songs and put them into the mood of the scenes as well, it helped you to understand what the characters were thinking and feeling with out them telling you. Overall I think this is one of the best dramas the BBC has produced in years!


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