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Year: 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | unknown


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: All Together Now

9 July 1986

Season 1, Episode 2: Daylight Robbery

16 July 1986

Joan Hickson ... Bea
Vivian Pickles ... Esther

Lynn Farleigh ... Helen
Michael Harbour ... Edward (as Michael N. Harbour)
Gay Baynes ... Janice Lawrence
Ed Devereaux ... Ted Lawrence
Robert Lang ... Bank Manager
Denys Hawthorne ... Willy
Matthew Long ... Inspector Herrick
Carol Harrison ... Cashier (as Carole Harrison)
Tony Meyer ... Asst. Bank Manager
Annie Gurney ... Jessica
Alexander Goodman ... Colin
David McEwan ... CID Inspector
David Telfer ... Police Constable

Season 1, Episode 3: Brick Is Beautiful

23 July 1986

Season 1, Episode 4: Knowing the Score

30 July 1986

Season 1, Episode 5: Drums Along Balmoral Drive

6 August 1986

Colin Blakely ... George Beesley
Rowena Cooper ... Sarah Beesley
Gyearbuor Asante ... Michael (as Christopher Asante)
Thomas Baptiste ... Badinga
Tommy Buson ... Wallace's father
Anne Carroll ... Cathy
Michael Crompton ... Paul
Derek Fuke ... Taxi driver
Nicholas Grant ... Andrew
Jabu Mbalo ... Emmanuel

Hugh Quarshie ... Wallace
Eddie Tagoe ... Waiter

Benedict Taylor ... Peter
Femi Taylor ... Linda
Inez Thorn ... Tilly
Michael Turner ... Pietmeyer
Larrington Walker ... TV newsreader
Michael Wynne ... Brian

Season 1, Episode 6: Asinamali

13 August 1986

Season 1, Episode 7: In Traction

20 August 1986

Season 1, Episode 8: The Mozart Inquest

27 August 1986

Season 1, Episode 9: The Marlowe Inquest

3 September 1986
In an unscripted inquest, three practicing barristers interrogate actors portraying relevant figures of the 16th century in order to determine what really happened to the playwright and poet, Christopher Marlowe.
Michael Pennington ... Thomas Kyd
Geoffrey Beevers ... Ingram Frizer
Nicholas Gecks ... Richard Baines
Nicholas Le Prevost ... Robert Poley

Matthew Marsh ... Thomas Walsingham
John Savident ... Sir John Puckering

John Woodvine ... William Danby

Patrick Stewart ... Himself - Narrator

Season 1, Episode 10: Episode #1.10

????

Season 1, Episode 11: Episode #1.11

????

Season 1, Episode 12: Shift Work

24 September 1986

Tony Alleff ... Bin Yusef
Robert Austin ... Undertaker
David Baukham ... Police Sergeant
Eddie Caswell ... Hospital Doorman
Jeffrey Chiswick ... Leon
Prue Clarke ... Doctor
Jim Dunk ... Lorry Driver

Angus Kennedy ... Ambulance Driver

Maureen Lipman ... Julie

Season 1, Episode 13: Paying Guests

1 October 1986


Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: The Trial of Klaus Barbie

15 July 1987

Season 2, Episode 2: Land

22 July 1987

Season 2, Episode 3: Lily My Love

29 July 1987

Season 2, Episode 4: Cariani and the Courtesans

5 August 1987
A painter falls in love with a woman whom he suspects may be a thief and a prostitute.
Teresa Banham ... Teresa

Simon Callow ... Raimondi
Caroline England ... Lavinia

Robert Goodman ... Signor Cavaliere

Michael Gough ... Albani

Charles Gray ... Narrator
Lucy Hancock ... Maria
Louisa Livingstone

Paul McGann ... Giovanni Cariani
Clive Merrison ... Moretti
Anthony Milner ... Doge's Officer
Linda Polan ... Baroness

Diana Quick ... Tullia

Season 2, Episode 5: Our Lady Blue

12 August 1987
In a Liverpool convent a touching and unusual friendship is forged between Rachel, a young volunteer, Paul, doing 100 hours of community service, and Sheila, a dying prostitute. It results in a strange and forbidden journey to Lourdes.
Eva Griffith ... Rachel (as Eva Griffiths)
Patricia Hayes ... Sheila
Doreen Mantle ... Mother Monica
Leslie Rogers ... Paul
Maude Smith ... Sister Agnes

Season 2, Episode 11: Christine

23 September 1987
Depiction of the everyday life of a teenage heroin addict.
Vicky Murdock ... Christine
Kelly George ... Eddie
Mark Harvey ... Ben
Joanne Mapp ... Jessie
Anthony Smith ... Eric

Season 2, Episode 13: The Road

7 October 1987
Your tour guide for the night is one drunken man called Scullery. Prepare yourself for the experience of your lifetime as he shows you an average night along a derelict Lancashire road in the 1980s.

Neil Dudgeon ... Brink

Jane Horrocks ... Louise
Andrew Wilde ... Brother
William Armstrong ... Eddie
Willy Ross ... Dad
Mossie Smith ... Carole
Barbara Keogh ... Brenda
Moya Brady ... Clare
Alan David ... Jerry

David Thewlis ... Joey

Lesley Sharp ... Valerie
Susan Brown ... Helen
Tim Dantay ... Soldier

Edward Tudor-Pole ... Scullery

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 3: Burning Ambition

27 July 1988

Season 3, Episode 5: Out of Love

10 August 1988

Season 3, Episode 8: Between the Cracks

31 August 1988

Season 3, Episode 9: The Black and Blue Lamp

7 September 1988
Satirical play dealing with the manner in which the British police force has been represented on popular television for four decades.

Kenneth Cranham ... Supt. Cherry

Karl Johnson ... PC Hughes

Sean Chapman ... Tom Riley

John Woodvine ... Supt. Hammond

Ralph Brown ... Insp. Drury
Nick Stringer ... Sgt. Brooks
Peter Lovstrom ... PC Sneed
Ian Brimble ... PC Totley
Barry Woolgar ... Insp. Rogers

Garrick Hagon ... Police surgeon
Anthony Smee ... Mr. Bromley Sr.
Paddy Ryan ... Mr. Bromley Jr.
Jonathan Chater ... Fat boy

Kathy Burke ... Voiceover
Christopher Driscoll ... Voiceover

Season 3, Episode 10: The Diary of Rita Patel

14 September 1988

Season 3, Episode 12: Starlings

28 September 1988
Gary Wilson loses his factory job, retrains as a butler and under the patronage of a wealthy young woman finds success in the City.

Michael Maloney ... Gary

Lynsey Baxter ... Elizabeth

David Ryall ... Mr. James
Jane Downs ... Mrs. Wilson
Frank Mills ... Mr. Wilson
Derek Newark ... Mr. Vernon
Wendy Seely ... Mrs. Vernon
Tim Dantay ... Dave
Lottie Ward ... Madge
Ann Aris ... June
Tommy Boyle ... Les
Robert Addie ... Guy
Ralph Watson ... Bernard
Nicholas Fry ... Michael
Guy Manning ... Lance

Richard Lintern ... Duncan
Lucy Aston ... Jessica
Charmian Gradwell ... Tizzy
Miles Richardson ... Edward
Joshua Le Touzel ... Hugh
Ysanne Churchman ... Mrs. Grimshaw
Pippa Vickers ... Sarah
Daphne Neville ... Mrs. de Ville
Michael McStay ... Mr. de Ville
Alister Cameron ... Mr. Brown
Anthony Benson ... Job Centre officer

Season 4


Season 4, Episode 1: Testimony of a Child

5 July 1989

John Bowe ... Paul Taylor

Jill Baker ... Jill Taylor
Jonathan Leigh ... Mark Taylor
Victoria Shalet ... Rosie Taylor
Heather Tobias ... Dr. Clare

Paul Copley ... Gerry

Dermot Crowley ... Chris
Ann Curthoys ... Therapist
Anthony Smee ... Selby-Lewis
Lucy Foxwell ... WPC Bernice
Kate Lonergan ... Ward nurse
Marlene Sidaway ... Health visitor
Deborah Winckles ... Second teacher

Jeff Rawle

Season 4, Episode 2: Episode #4.2

????

Season 4, Episode 3: Loving Hazel

19 July 1989
Mike and his ex-wife have an 8-year-old daughter, Hazel. She calls her new mother's boyfriend 'daddy', which Mike goes along with until his access to Hazel is limited.

Hugh Quarshie ... Mike
Susan Brown ... Tracy
Gemma Darlington ... Hazel
Stephen Bent ... Dave
Doña Croll ... Lizzy
Sheila Kelley ... Pub landlady
Valerie Lilley ... Teacher
Arti Prashar ... Solicitor
Andy Hockley ... Police sergeant
Ellie Haddington ... WPC
Alan Cooke ... Mike's friend

Season 4, Episode 4: The Attractions

26 July 1989


Benjamin Whitrow ... Lawson
Reece Dinsdale ... Danny
Ethna Roddy ... Ruth

Season 4, Episode 5: Chinese Whispers

2 August 1989

Season 4, Episode 6: The Act

9 August 1989

Season 4, Episode 7: Episode #4.7

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Season 4, Episode 8: The Spirit of Man

23 August 1989

Peter Bayliss ... Father Nerval (segment "A Hand Witch of the Second Stage")
Dilys Laye ... Marie Blin (segment "A Hand Witch of the Second Stage")
Clive Merrison ... Claude Delmas (segment "A Hand Witch of the Second Stage")
John Turner ... Mondor (segment "A Hand Witch of the Second Stage")
Eleanor David ... Abegail (segment "From Sleep and Shadow")

Alan Rickman ... Israel Yates (segment "From Sleep and Shadow")
Iain Cuthbertson ... Seer of Lublin (segment "The Night of Simhat Torah")
Harold Innocent ... Maggid of Kozhenitz (segment "The Night of Simhat Torah")
Peter Jeffrey ... Rev. Mendel of Riminov (segment "The Night of Simhat Torah")

Nigel Hawthorne ... Rev. Jonathan Guerdon (segment "From Sleep and Shadow")

Season 4, Episode 9: Beyond the Pale

30 August 1989


Prunella Scales ... Milly

Annette Crosbie ... Cynthia
Robert Lang ... Strafe
Ronald Hines ... Dekko

Jeff Rawle ... The Man

James Greene ... Mr. Malseed
Doreen Hepburn ... Mrs. Malseed
Barbara Adair ... Kitty
Sheila McGibbon ... Ann

Season 4, Episode 10: The Hen House

6 September 1989


Sinéad Cusack ... Lily
Tony Doyle ... McCloskey
Barry Birch ... Farren
Pat Leavy ... Bridie
Eleanor Methven ... Della McCloskey
Duncan Magee ... Schoolboy
Noel Magee ... The priest (as Noel McGee)

Ross Magee ... Schoolboy
Maria McDermottroe ... The teacher

Season 4, Episode 11: Seeing in the Dark

13 September 1989


David Threlfall ... Tony

Sylvestra Le Touzel ... Judith

Greg Hicks ... Simon
Jane Bertish ... Sarah
Maurice Denham ... Old man
Janet Steel ... Claire

Season 4, Episode 12: A Small Mourning

20 September 1989
When Marjorie's husband of 20 years dies of a brain tumour, she's hit financially as well as emotionally. The money she makes packing tights in a factory isn't enough to cover her rent, and her TV is repossessed. Soon after the funeral she meets Arnold, a wealthy pub landlord, who squires her to the local Conservative Club ball in an effort to cheer her up. Life with Arnold promises not only companionship but undreamt-of luxury, but Marjorie's friends and family do not necessarily approve.

Alison Steadman ... Marjorie
Stratford Johns ... Arnold
Jack Deam ... Robert
Catherine Ivie ... Debra
Elizabeth Bradley ... Nellie
Tina Earl ... Eileen
Pauline Yates ... Barbara
Dinah Handley ... Alice
Celia Gore-Booth ... Mrs. O'Donoghue
Alan Bird ... Priest
Elizabeth Crawford ... First harpy
Pat Mills ... Second harpy
Sheldon Goodinson ... Altar boy

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 1: Amongst Barbarians

11 July 1990
Two teenage boys, Ralph and Bryan, are in a jail in Malaysia, awaiting death. They have been found guilty of smuggling drugs. 48 hours before their execution, their parents arrive to visit them.

David Jason ... George
Rowena Cooper ... Wendy
Anne Carroll ... Toni

Lee Ross ... Bryan

Con O'Neill ... Ralph

Kathy Burke ... Lily
Josephine Welcome ... Katie
Madhav Sharma ... Jailer
Ricardo Sibelo ... Barman
Anthony Smee ... Cullen

Season 5, Episode 2: Antonia and Jane

18 July 1990
Plain Jane Hartman hates her life. She's goofy, boring and only has sex if she reads Iris Murdoch novels out loud to her loopy boyfriend. Her oldest friend Antonia McGill knows about everything. She orders the right food; she can complain and get results. She's beautiful and has a brilliant career. Is it any wonder that they hate each other's guts?

Imelda Staunton ... Jane Hartman

Saskia Reeves ... Antonia McGill
Patricia Leventon ... Rosa Gluberman (as Petricia Leventon)
Alfred Hoffman ... Harry Rosenthal
Maria Charles ... Sylvia Pinker, Social Coordinator
John Bennett ... Uncle Irwin Carlinsky

Richard Hope ... Norman Beer, Jane's Lover
Brenda Bruce ... Therapist
Alfred Marks ... Uncle Vladimir Hartman
Lila Kaye ... Jane's Mother
Bonnie Parker ... Young Jane
Sheila Allen ... Tutor

Bill Nighy ... Howard Nash
Cato Sandford ... Baby Daniel
Iain Cuthbertson ... Edgar
Joe Absolom ... Daniel Nash
Michael Ignatieff ... Himself
Claire Rayner ... Herself

Trevor Peacock ... Taxi Thier / A.D. Humphries, Novelist

Peter Wingfield ... Taxi Driver
Ian Redford ... Jeremy Woodward, House Master of Woodward House Boarding School

Allan Corduner ... Stephen Carlinsky

Tania Rodrigues ... Policewoman

Season 5, Episode 3: Night Voice

25 July 1990
Clarence Flamer hosts a late-night talk show on regional radio station North Star Sound. A phone call he takes one night leads to his discovering a mortgage scam being run by a group of estate agents. His attempts to delve deeper have tragic consequences.
Alexei Sayle ... Clarence Flamer

Kevin Whately ... Neil Baldwin

Ruth Sheen ... Helen Baldwin

Lesley Sharp ... Marion Parkin

Ian Mercer ... Peters

Neil Dudgeon ... Crowson
Tim Barker ... Donaldson

Sam Kelly ... Jonjo O'Neill
Rachel Bell ... Annie Jonas

Gary Beadle ... Darren
Barbara Hicks ... Mrs. Mortimer
Danny Schiller ... Arthur Threpleton
Shirley Stelfox ... Marlene Spate
Noreen Kershaw ... Jean
Ingrid Wells ... Carole
Stefan Escreet ... Bowness
David Boyce ... Vagrant
Darren Scott ... Ken Claypole

Thomas Craig ... Robson
Jan Alphonse ... Syla
Chris Hargreaves ... Mark
Sharon Muircroft ... Girl student
Kelly Breakell ... Julia Baldwin
Ray Ashcroft
Dinah Handley
Kathy Jamieson

Season 5, Episode 4: The Englishman's Wife

1 August 1990

Season 5, Episode 5: The Land of Dreams

8 August 1990

Ian Bartholomew
Anthony Carrick (as Antony Carrick)
Ewen Cummins ... Roy
Rudi Davies ... Laura
Tamara Hinchco
Patrick Shai ... Joseph Mnwana

Antony Sher ... David Samuels
Chris Stanton

Season 5, Episode 6: Keeping Tom Nice

15 August 1990

Season 5, Episode 7: A Safe House

22 August 1990

Maggie Shevlin ... Annie Maguire
Mia Callow
Niall Cusack ... Pat O'Neill
Barry Ewart ... Det. Sgt. Hunt
Scott Riley ... Patrick Maguire
James Coyle ... Giuseppe Conlan
Michael Dalton ... Det. Sgt. Elbourn

Peter Ferdinando ... Vincent Maguire
Dan Gordon ... Sean Smyth

Al Gregg ... Det. Sgt. Day
Gary Lilburn ... Paddy Maguire
P.J. Nicholas ... John Maguire
Gerard O'Hare ... Gerry Conlan
Jeffrey Robert ... Det. Sgt. Robinson
Harold Saks ... Det. Sgt. Jermey
Tony Stephens ... Det. Sgt. Hunter
Jonathan Stratt ... Det. Insp. Powell
Ian Thompson ... Det. Ch. Insp. Grundy

Season 5, Episode 8: Shoot the Revolution

29 August 1990

Michael Graham Cox

Sorcha Cusack ... Angela Ungureanu
Iain Cuthbertson ... Julian Vlad

Jonathan Firth
Matyelok Gibbs
David Graham

Bernard Hill ... Octavian Barbu

Freddie Jones ... Politician
Pauline Letts ... Elena Ceausescu
Dido Miles ... Catalina Sises
Ralph Nossek ... Nicolae Ceausescu
Roland Oliver ... Basarab

Trevor Peacock ... Romulus Sises

Bob Peck ... Tudor Barbu
Morris Perry

Lee Ross

Season 5, Episode 9: Available Light

5 September 1990


Tom Bell ... Grant

David Morrissey ... Marcus

Joely Richardson ... Gussy
Louisa Woolf ... Kate

Season 5, Episode 10: Needle

12 September 1990

Sean McKee ... Danny
Emma Bird ... Paula

Pete Postlethwaite ... Paula's father
Anna Keaveney ... Council leader
John Bennett ... Chief constable

Paul Barber ... Drugs counsellor
Gary Mavers ... John

Stephen Walters ... Viaduct boy
Arthur Kelly ... Bent detective

Andrew Schofield ... Chief vigilante
John Conteh ... Charlie
Carleen Ann Lundon ... Radio reporter
Thomas Branch ... Shop steward
Paul Broughton ... Pete
Tim Barlow ... Jack (as Timothy Barlow)
Vincent Maguire ... Captain's mate
Ina Clough ... Old woman
Chris Darwin ... Man at meeting

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 1: Redemption

3 July 1991
After 16 years away Stan Peachey returns to his village. His wife still loves him but his sister wants revenge. What was his crime?

Tom Courtenay ... Stan Peachey
Malcolm Storry ... Harry Peachey

Lindsay Duncan ... Kath Peachey

Miranda Richardson ... Valerie Paris

Nick Moran ... Elvis Paris
Liza Walker ... Carol Paris
Chloe Bates ... Jennifer Paris

Oliver Cotton ... Neville Nunn
Trevor Cooper ... Vernon Shorter
Frank Mills ... Arthur Whatcoat
John Southworth ... John Miller

Season 6, Episode 2: Broke

10 July 1991
A man and his wife, who are proprietors of a struggling window-covering business, agree to install curtains in an exclusive club patronized by a wealthy friend of theirs. After completing the job, the shop owner has great difficulty collecting payment for the job. His "friend" becomes scarce and Spall finds he has no legal foot to stand on since there is no written record of the informal transaction. With the couple's business floundering due to mounting debts, and their former friend's crass attitude towards their predicament, anger and frustration reach the boiling point.

Season 6, Episode 3: Events at Drimaghleen

17 July 1991
The painful memories of the tragedy that awaited the people of Drimaghleen on 2/11/88 have just begun to fade; Hetty Fortune and her TV documentary team travel there to piece those memories together into a story of horror.

Season 6, Episode 4: The Fallout Guy

24 July 1991

Lou Hirsch ... Raymond
Amanda Boxer ... Danica

Eugene Lipinski ... Irving Brothmann
Maria Charles ... Mrs. Gold
Joe Melia ... Mr. Gold
Lex van Delden ... Klaus Fuchs
Nicholas Colicos ... Hugh H Clegg
Mitch Webb ... Earl
James Tillitt ... Sydney

Season 6, Episode 5: Murder in Oakland

31 July 1991


Ving Rhames ... Sergeant Blue

Eriq La Salle ... Eric
Lili Bernard ... Lili
Lonnie Ford ... Henry
James Brooks ... Fidel

Michael McFall ... Santo

Hansford Prince ... Leo

Season 6, Episode 6: Episode #6.6

????

Season 6, Episode 7: The Hour of the Lynx

14 August 1991

Season 6, Episode 8: Episode #6.8

????

Season 6, Episode 9: Clubland

28 August 1991

Season 6, Episode 10: Arise and Go Now

4 September 1991


John Kavanagh ... Father Dade
Michael Liebmann ... Kevin Muldoon (as Michael Liebman)
Tony Doyle ... The chief

Ian Bannen ... Mattie Muldoon
James Durrell ... Wolfe
Peter Caffrey ... Bishop Barry
Lalor Roddy ... Art Oge
Sean Caffrey ... Joe Kelly
Trudy Kelly ... Margaret McManus
Barbara Adair ... Mother Brigid
Alison Hollywood ... Sister Mary
Birdy Sweeney ... Dade's father
Olivia Nash ... Bag lady
B.J. Hogg ... Police Sergeant

Craig Stepp ... Father Hughes (as Alan Craig)
Sean O'Neill ... Child
Brian Lehane ... Mourner

Season 6, Episode 11: Message to Major

11 September 1991

Pieter-Dirk Uys ... Evita Bezuidenhout

Season 6, Episode 12: Journey to Knock

18 September 1991
Journey to Knock humourously follows three disabled men on their pilgrimage from the North of England to Knock shrine in Co. Mayo.

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 1: The Countess Alice

1 July 1992

Season 7, Episode 2: Force of Duty

8 July 1992


Donal McCann ... Det Insp Simpson Gabby

Adrian Dunbar ... Det Sgt Billy McCourbrey

Patrick Malahide ... Chief Insp Miller Smith
Ingrid Craigie ... Emily Gabby
John Linehan ... Bobby Smith

Michelle Fairley ... Jenny
Jim Corry ... McDaid
Catherine Brennan ... McDaid's Wife
Michael McKnight ... Sam Henderson
Tim Loane ... Mulligan
Carol Brown ... Lesley Gabby
Krisin Neely ... John Gabby
Barry Birch ... Mitchell
Sean Caffrey ... Alex McFarlane
Ethna Roddy ... Sally Holmes
Paula McFetridge ... Sadie McCoubrey
B.J. Hogg ... Detective Cross
Dan Gordon ... Detective Doyle
Eileen Pollock ... Crisp and Dry

Season 7, Episode 3: Bad Girl

15 July 1992
A young single mother has to convince the authorities that she is a fit parent.

Jane Horrocks ... Maggie Hunt

Lesley Manville ... Penny Armitage

Tom Beard ... Dave Gregg

Nicholas Woodeson ... Geoff Harris

Todd Boyce ... Martin

Gregor Truter ... Dave Rockingham
Penelope Beaumont ... Carol Bailie

Mark Carlisle ... Tim Westcott

David Bradley ... Mr. Preach
Carol MacReady ... Mrs. Western
Stephen Marzella ... Paul

Adam Tedder ... Rod

Season 7, Episode 4: Bitter Harvest

22 July 1992

Josette Simon ... Vivienne Johnson

Sue Johnston ... Miriam Johnson
Rudolph Walker ... John Johnson

Yul Vazquez ... Luis Salinas

Tomas Milian ... Ramon Cires
Juan Maria Almonte ... Claude (as Juan M. Almonte)

Season 7, Episode 5: Man to Man: Another Night of Rubbish on the Telly

29 July 1992


Tilda Swinton ... Ella / Max Gericke

Season 7, Episode 6: Death and the Compass

5 August 1992

Season 7, Episode 7: Episode #7.7

????

Season 7, Episode 8: Episode #7.8

????

Season 7, Episode 9: Episode #7.9

????

Season 7, Episode 10: Buying a Landslide

2 September 1992


Mason Adams ... Bob Rutherford

Lisa Arrindell Anderson ... Joanne Matheson (as Lisa Arrindell)

Christine Baranski ... Blair Bennett

Griffin Dunne ... Michael Tyne

Peter Gallagher ... Philip Kautsky

John Mahoney ... Walter Partin

Ron Rifkin ... Teddy Weinfeld
Ron Vawter ... Bob D'Avanzo

Season 7, Episode 11: Can't Stop Me Dreaming

9 September 1992

Sandra Gough ... Vox Pop

Season 7, Episode 12: A Little Bit of Lippy

16 September 1992
Cross-dressing husband is unmasked but eventually wins through.
Alison Swann ... Marian Fairley
Danny Cunningham ... Rick Fairley
Rachel Davies ... Alma Titherington

Kenneth Cranham ... Reggie Titherington
Elizabeth Bradley ... Great Aunt Annie
Nicola Jerath ... Baby Jason
Rachel Jerath ... Baby Jason
Bette Bourne ... Venus Lamour
Tina Earl ... Maureen McCormack
Cliff Howell ... Hilary McCormack
Robert MacGregor ... McCormack twin
Rory McGregor ... McCormack twin
Sandra Gough ... Rita
Fine Time Fontayne ... Bernie
Alan David ... Mr. Cartwright
Krystle Goehel ... The Fairy
Kim Johnson ... Prostitute
Ina Clough ... Woman in launderette
Paul Cox ... Hard boy
Simon Devine ... Hard boy
Peter Coyle

Season 7, Episode 13: Small Metal Jacket

23 September 1992

Season 7, Episode 14: You, Me & Marley

30 September 1992

Marc O'Shea ... Sean

Bronagh Gallagher ... Frances
Michael Liebmann ... Marley (as Michael Liebman)

Michael Gregory ... Hugh
Emma Moylan ... Mary
Marie Jones ... Sarah
Catherine Brennan ... Rosaleen
Frank Grimes ... Mr. Hagan
Stella McCusker ... Mrs. Hagan

Lorcan Cranitch ... Father Tom

James Greene ... Father Peter

Ian McElhinney ... Reggie Devine
John Keegan ... Paul
George Shane ... Tony
B.J. Hogg ... PC Bill

Peter Ferris ... PC John
Tony Doyle ... Police Inspector
Gerard Crossan ... Tonto
Peter Taggart ... Damien

Season 8


Season 8, Episode 1: Love Lies Bleeding

22 September 1993
Conn is an IRA murderer serving a life sentence in an Irish prison. He is given a 24 hour home leave during which he goes from point to point in Belfast looking to revenge his lover's murder.

Mark Rylance ... Conn
Élisabeth Bourgine ... Sophie Allen (as Elizabeth Bourgine)

John Kavanagh ... Sean Kerrigan

Brendan Gleeson ... Thomas Macken
Tony Doyle ... Geordie Wilson
Robert Patterson ... Artie Flynn
George Shane ... Gerry Ellis

James Nesbitt ... Niall
Emma Jordan ... Layla

Stuart Graham ... Alex Mallie
Tim Loane ... Robinson
James Durrell ... Frankie
Michael Liebmann ... Marty (as Michael Liebman)

Bosco Hogan ... Rory McGinn
Margaret D'Arcy ... Lily
Paula Hamilton ... Sarah Mallie
Victoria Jameson ... Siobhan Mallie
Marie Jones ... Aunt Mairead
Tom Collins ... UVF Man
David McBlain
Keith Nicol ... Doctor
Gerard O'Hare

Season 8, Episode 2: The Merrihill Millionaires

29 September 1993

Simon Ashley ... Mick D'Olivera

John Bowler ... Dave Stringer
Chris Collings ... Dusty Flannery
Jon Croft ... Arthur Beckham
Glenn Cunningham ... Trevor Banks
Philip David ... Steve Bishop (as Phillip David)
Ian Dunn ... Chris Stringer
Julia Ford ... Fiona Clarke
Shelagh Fraser ... Mrs Wilson
Steve Halliwell ... Brain Flannery
Steve Huison ... Rick Eastleigh
William Ivory ... Ken Ashton
Al T. Kossy ... Reg Airlie
John McGlynn ... Banjo McFarlane
Lizzie Mickery ... Pauline Stringer
Kerrie Plowman ... Jackie McFarlane

Melissa Price ... Katie Eastleigh

Season 8, Episode 3: The Vision Thing

6 October 1993
In the run-up to a General Election, the British Prime Minister thinks he is receiving messages from God.
Lisa Bowerman ... Miss Anderson
Alastair Campbell ... Political Reporter / himself

Kenneth Cranham ... Actor
Richard Dixon ... Fourth Journalist

Nicholas Farrell ... Batt Prender
Marilyn Finlay ... Second Journalist

Christopher Fulford ... First Surveillance Man
Lennox Greaves ... Detective

Derek Jacobi ... George Salisbury
Liz Kettle ... Isobel Vine
Anne-Marie Marriott ... Third Journalist
Hamish McColl

Nathaniel Parker
Dale Rapley ... First Journalist
Catherine Russell ... Maddy Fisher

Clive Russell ... Travis
Phillida Sewell ... His Wife
Gerald Sim ... Retired Building Society Man

Steven Waddington ... Second surveillance man

Richard Wilson ... James Forth
Richard Wilson ... Actor
Albie Woodington ... Second Surveillance Man
Martin Young ... Newsreader / himself

Season 8, Episode 4: Safe

13 October 1993


Aidan Gillen ... Gypo

Kate Hardie ... Kaz
Neil Smals ... Robbo
Robert Oates ... Businessman Punter
Joe Swash ... Marley
Gillian Hanna ... Eileen

George Costigan ... Sean

Steven Mackintosh ... Greg
Carol Leader ... Tessa
Cheryl Maiker ... Sammy
Kevin T. Walsh ... Jamie

Robert Carlyle ... Nosty
Marc O'Shea ... Brendan
Jimmy Gallagher ... Jimmy
Louise Heaney ... Nikki

Marsha Thomason ... Wendy

Andrew Tiernan ... Duggie
Vincent Pickering ... Police Sergeant
Andy Linden ... Luigi
Andy Bradford ... Punter with Knife
Jane Wymark ... Casualty Doctor
David Cardy ... Barry
Cheryl Hall ... Jean
Hugh Armstrong ... Police Inspector

Season 8, Episode 5: Not Even God Is Wise Enough

20 October 1993


Kevin Allen ... PC Farmer
T.R. Bowen ... Magistrate (as Trevor Bowen)
Mona Hammond ... Nana

George Harris ... Father

Paterson Joseph ... Busi
Vivienne McKone ... Rose
Doyle Richmond ... Jeremiah

Mark Strong ... Timson
Ben Thomas ... Davis
Ellen Thomas ... Aunt Mafe

Season 8, Episode 6: Boswell & Johnson's Tour of the Western Isles

27 October 1993
In the autumn of 1773, the English writer Samuel Johnson visits the Hebrides, or Western Isles, off the North-West coast of Scotland. With him are his friend, the Scotsman James Boswell, and his black servant Francis Barber. Staying with a series of hosts, including elderly Jacobite heroine Flora McDonald, Johnson and Boswell encounter traditional Scottish hospitality at first-hand, all the time arguing about politics (and in Boswell's case losing his head over every pretty woman he meets). Meanwhile, Francis and another black servant they encounter provide evidence of the new consciousness emerging in Britain's soon-to-be-independent American colonies.

Robbie Coltrane ... Dr. Samuel Johnson

John Sessions ... James Boswell

Celia Imrie ... Lady MacDonald

Ruth McGhie ... Flora McDonald
Penelope McGhie ... Miss Campbell
Nicola Esson ... Elizabeth McQuarrie
Mark Anstee ... Capt. MacLeod
Alan David ... Sir Aeneas MacPherson
Ian Dury ... Dr. Reid
Tony Halfpenny ... Coll
Carol MacReady ... Lady MacPherson
Richard D. Sharp ... Benjamin
Joanne Thirsk ... Caroline MacPherson

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