Lighthearted drama series about Robby Box, a small-time London gambler, and his long-suffering family.

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Geoff McQueen
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ray Brooks ...  Robbie Box 30 episodes, 1984-1986
Sharon Duce Sharon Duce ...  Jan Oliver 30 episodes, 1984-1986
Pamela Cundell Pamela Cundell ...  Vi Box 29 episodes, 1984-1986
James Ottaway ...  Tommy 28 episodes, 1984-1986
Lisa Geoghan Lisa Geoghan ...  Debby Oliver 27 episodes, 1984-1986
Andy Mulligan Andy Mulligan ...  Geordie 27 episodes, 1984-1986
Kenneth Waller Kenneth Waller ...  Ferret 27 episodes, 1984-1986
Deirdre Costello Deirdre Costello ...  Joan 25 episodes, 1984-1986
Stephen Tate ...  Dick Mayer 25 episodes, 1984-1986
Frank Mills ...  Gil Roach 24 episodes, 1984-1986
Alex Tetteh-Lartey Alex Tetteh-Lartey ...  Black George 18 episodes, 1984-1986
Roger Walker Roger Walker ...  Kipper 18 episodes, 1984-1986
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Lighthearted drama series about Robby Box, a small-time London gambler, and his long-suffering family.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 1984 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(20 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Michael Crawford was originally offered the role of Robbie Box, however declined due to his stage commitments with the revival of Barnum. The role subsequently was offered to, and accepted by, Ray Brooks - Crawford's co-star in 1965's "The Knack...And How To Get It". See more »

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How to gamble for a living
22 February 2000 | by Virgil-14See all my reviews

Robbie Box is a heavy gambler, whose luck goes from the highs to the lowest depths. His girlfriend, Jan and daughter Debby stick by him for much of the way, but eventually leave for Australia only to come back. Robbie wins a club in a card game which itself is lost also in a card game. This is classic British comedy/drama at its best.


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