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In 1913, young Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle Nick's magic act and is introduced to the enchanted world of the British music hall. Traveling from one city to the next, assisting at ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Colin Firth ...  Richard Herncastle 7 episodes, 1986
Gillian Bevan Gillian Bevan ...  Cissie Mapes 7 episodes, 1986
John Castle ...  Nick Ollanton 7 episodes, 1986
Mike Edmonds ...  Barney 7 episodes, 1986
Ted Morris Ted Morris ...  Sam Hayes 7 episodes, 1986
Neil Boorman Neil Boorman ...  Ben Hayes 7 episodes, 1986
Carmen Du Sautoy ...  Julie Blane 6 episodes, 1986
Francesca McGregor Francesca McGregor ...  Nonie Colmar 5 episodes, 1986
Jean Marie Segal Jean Marie Segal ...  Gustav Colmar 5 episodes, 1986
John Ballanger John Ballanger ...  Andre Colmar 5 episodes, 1986
Larbi Slemane Larbi Slemane ...  Jean Colmar 5 episodes, 1986
Brian Glover ...  Tommy Beamish 4 episodes, 1986
Beatie Edney ...  Nancy Ellis 4 episodes, 1986
Emil Wolk Emil Wolk ...  Ricarlo 4 episodes, 1986
Anthony Newlands ...  Hubert Courtenay 4 episodes, 1986
Rio Fortune Rio Fortune ...  The ragtime three 3 episodes, 1986
Mike Mosebury Mike Mosebury ...  The ragtime three 3 episodes, 1986
Claude Walloon Claude Walloon ...  The ragtime three 3 episodes, 1986
Brenda Larenty Brenda Larenty ...  The Montanas 3 episodes, 1986
Miguel Miguel ...  The Montanas 3 episodes, 1986
Stephen Brigden Stephen Brigden ...  Bob Hodson 3 episodes, 1986
Jane Arden Jane Arden ...  Susie Hodson 3 episodes, 1986
Bruce Morrison Bruce Morrison ...  Ambrose 3 episodes, 1986
Mick Walter Mick Walter ...  Philip Tewby / ... 3 episodes, 1986
John Asquith John Asquith ...  Esmond 3 episodes, 1986
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In 1913, young Richard Herncastle joins his Uncle Nick's magic act and is introduced to the enchanted world of the British music hall. Traveling from one city to the next, assisting at conjuring acts and disappearing acts, Richard comes to know romance, politics and high adventure. The next year, in a true and terrifying vanishing act, the guns of August blast away that world forever. Written by Anonymous

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English

Release Date:

24 October 1986 (UK) See more »

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Los imperios perdidos See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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Nick Ollanton: Those plankheads, they come pouring into the variety theatres to be flattered, to boo and clap or walk out in protest, to forget the bloody mess they live in outside, everything in the paper they can do nothing about: high class women being forcibly fed just because they want their vote, strikes, lockouts, butchery in Ireland, Germany looking uglier and uglier, filth everywhere. The golden age is gone, lad. We're slithering into a bog, slithering fast, and no-one is stopping us.
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The Honeysuckle and the Bee
Written by Albert H. Fitz (as Alb. H. Fitz) and William H. Penn (as Wm. H. Penn)
[First Published 1901]
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Colin Firth Overrated
12 August 2013 | by Katerina RobertovlaSee all my reviews

hello folks. I am dictating this via my smartphone. So some of these words may not come out perfectly. I watched thiis entire series on Netflix. I found that Colin Firth was a total bore. As an actor he is so boring, bland, expressionless, and just totally lacking warm. I'm sorry to spoil all the Colin Firth fans out there but I found him to be unbearable. Simply put, everyone around him, that is, every actor around him was so full of life and robustly human; however, Firth's characterization was just blah, nothing and I don't get how all the women fancy him so much. I also found that he looked weird and unappealing. I don't think this actor has eyebrows. This is also true for the actress Whoopi Goldberg. She has no eyebrows also. I dare say I do not know all the actors that were working in 1985-86 but I think they could have found one way more appealing physically and emotionally. I never understood the appeal of this actor.


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