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

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...  Robbie Box 30 episodes, 1984-1986
Sharon Duce ...  Jan Oliver 30 episodes, 1984-1986
Pamela Cundell ...  Vi Box 29 episodes, 1984-1986
...  Tommy 28 episodes, 1984-1986
Lisa Geoghan ...  Debby Oliver 27 episodes, 1984-1986
Andy Mulligan ...  Geordie 27 episodes, 1984-1986
Kenneth Waller ...  Ferret 27 episodes, 1984-1986
Deirdre Costello ...  Joan 25 episodes, 1984-1986
Stephen Tate ...  Dick Mayer 25 episodes, 1984-1986
...  Gil Roach 24 episodes, 1984-1986
Alex Tetteh-Lartey ...  Black George 18 episodes, 1984-1986
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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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 See 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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