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Budgie ()


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Seasons: 2 1 Years: 1972 1971

Chirpy Cockney petty crook Ronald "Budgie" Bird is the main character in this British television series. Budgie was the eternal failure, with every scam, and every attempt to make his fortune landing him further and further into trouble,... See more »

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  Budgie Bird (26 episodes, 1971-1972)
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  Charlie Endell (24 episodes, 1971-1972)
Lynn Dalby ...
  Hazel Fletcher (22 episodes, 1971-1972)
June Lewis ...
  Mrs. Endell (10 episodes, 1971-1972)
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  Laughing Spam Fritter (6 episodes, 1971-1972)
Stella Tanner ...
  Mrs. Fletcher (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
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  Det. Constable Leadbetter / ... (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
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  Jean Bird / ... (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Derek Newark ...
  Det. Inspector Bryant (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
George Tovey ...
  Jack Bird (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Rio Fanning ...
  Grogan (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
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  Inga / ... (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
Julia McCarthy ...
  Alice Bird / ... (3 episodes, 1971-1972)
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  Wossname / ... (2 episodes, 1972)
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  Det. Inspector Shepherd / ... (2 episodes, 1972)
Anne Carroll ...
  Violet Bird (2 episodes, 1971)
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  Tony Pringle (2 episodes, 1971)
Nan Munro ...
  Mrs. Beecham (2 episodes, 1972)
Jonathan Phillips ...
  Howard / ... (2 episodes, 1972)
John Hartley ...
  Heavy / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
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  Mr. Dooley / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
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  Policeman (2 episodes, 1971)
James Warrior ...
  Det. Con. Gunn (2 episodes, 1972)
Derrick Gilbert ...
  Arcade Attendant / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Allan O'Keefe ...
  Football Fan / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
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  1st Constable / ... (2 episodes, 1972)
John Peel ...
  Mackay / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Michael Finbarr ...
  2nd Constable / ... (2 episodes, 1972)
Ron Farebrother ...
  3rd Constable / ... (2 episodes, 1972)
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  Zip (1 episode, 1971)
Betty Marsden ...
  Lady Maisie (1 episode, 1971)
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  Inspector Upton (1 episode, 1971)
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  Janey-Baib (1 episode, 1971)
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  Marcus Lake (1 episode, 1971)
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  Maguire (1 episode, 1971)
Don Hawkins ...
  Jackie Fordyce (1 episode, 1971)
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  Eileen (1 episode, 1971)
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  Charity, The Salford Stripper (1 episode, 1971)
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  Connie (1 episode, 1971)
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  Leopold King (1 episode, 1971)
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  Dickie Silver (1 episode, 1972)
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  Minces Nutty (1 episode, 1972)
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  King Jorgenson (1 episode, 1972)
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  Major Hawkins (1 episode, 1972)
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  Herbert Fletcher (1 episode, 1972)
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  Frank Broughton (1 episode, 1972)
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  Barry (1 episode, 1971)
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  Mr. Purvis (1 episode, 1971)
William Hoyland ...
  Douglas Hardisty (1 episode, 1971)
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  Jumbo Stevens (1 episode, 1971)

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Chirpy Cockney petty crook Ronald "Budgie" Bird is the main character in this British television series. Budgie was the eternal failure, with every scam, and every attempt to make his fortune landing him further and further into trouble, either with the police, or with his untrustworthy sometime boss, the cynical Charlie Endell, a respectable club owner on the surface, and underworld villain below it. All attempts to put Budgie on the "straight and narrow" by his girlfriend, and awful ex-wife, were in vain, and with an unflappable optimism, he bounced in and out of prison on a regular basis as the series progressed. Written by D.Giddings

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Also Known As
  • The Loser (United Kingdom)
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  • 60 min
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Trivia Due to a union action by television technicians, some early episodes were made in black and white, as a protest over pay. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 100 Greatest TV Characters (2001). See more »
Crazy Credits In the opening titles, the wording "Budgie", "Starring Adam Faith" and "And Iain Cuthbertson" is made up of piles of pound notes arranged on the ground into the shape of the lettering. These notes come from a briefcase which Budgie steals from a car and which he then drops, causing the banknotes to spill out. See more »

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