Hardy, a young sailor down on his luck, is left stranded when his ship sails without him so he robs a man but accidentally kills him. His girlfriend Diane informs him that the one man who ... See full summary »

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Cassie McFarlane ...
Estelle
John Rees ...
Barman
Johnny Shannon ...
Gambler
Betty Hardy ...
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Mimi De Braie ...
Maria
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Rex Taylor ...
Doorman
Michael Ripper ...
Taxi Driver
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Terry Gurry ...
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Hardy, a young sailor down on his luck, is left stranded when his ship sails without him so he robs a man but accidentally kills him. His girlfriend Diane informs him that the one man who can help him, the 'man at the top' is Sam Madrid. However, Hardy is in for a shock when he realizes that he has already met Madrid. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Not a bad episode, the music is hugely detrimental.
12 February 2016 | by (Swansea, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Hardy is a Sailor down on his luck, kicked off his ship for clashing with an Officer he is desperate for money. Full of pride he sees his only means of getting money as to mug someone, seemingly out of character. He arms with a blade, picks his victim and sets about mugging him, he takes it too far and ends up killing his victim. Not just a mugger, he's now guilty of a killing too, his only support, Diane, a local Prostitute. He's in search of a man called 'Sam Madrid, The Man at the Top' believing him to be the key to his escaping murder, he sets off.

Two very enjoyable performances, Peter Firth is very good, Rachel Davies is excellent too.

The first time in an episode I've found the music to be invasive, it's hugely eighties, loud, over the top, it's rather irritating.

It's a bleak, grim episode, it's very typical of the Eighties, they captured the feel of that Decade very well. It's clever, kind of in the same way that a dog chases its own tail.

6/10


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