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)
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 DCI Jim Allbright / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
Jacqueline Pilton ...
 Ruth (6 episodes, 2004)
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 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)
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 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, David Bradley, and David Morissey have all played the role of the Doctor from Doctor Who, David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor from 2006-2010, David Morissey in The Next Doctor, and David Bradley playing William Hartnell as the First Doctor in An Adventure in Time and Space. See more »

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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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The Secrets That You Keep
Written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman
Performed by Sarah Parish
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Brilliant Outstanding Awesome
1 December 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I have to say when I first heard about "Viva Blackpool" I was very curious to see it. I missed the first episode and was upset but thank goodness BBC America showed a repeat of it a few days later the night before episode 2 so I taped both and watched the first two episodes back to back.

I'll admit that when I first started watching it I was thinking "Ok maybe this wasn't such a good idea after all." But somewhere between that thought and the first 20 minutes of the show I got drawn in and found I couldn't wait to get to the second episode on the tape.

It's slow moving at the start but once it kicks in it grabs hold of you and won't let go. I couldn't wait for the next week's episode and once it came I was never disappointed.

Each episode ends with a brilliant cliffhanger done with a brilliantly done stage and well chosen song that fits the situation and mood. "These Boots Are Made for Walking", "Knock, Knock Who's there" just to name a few. Also the way all the songs through out the show are all staged you see how the lyrics really fits each and every character with what's not only going on with them, but all the small sub plots of the show as well. All perform them with great emotion and bring the lyrics to life and you can feel their pain, anger, joy , fright and love.

The ending of the story is very well done I think and brought a few feeling good type of tears to my eyes as I sat and watched the show ended set to Burt Bacharach's beautifully done "Alway's something there to remind me." I've kept each episode on tape till it comes out on DVD here in the states. Which I hope will be very soon.


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