In the future (1999), the UK is subdivided into two regions by barbed wire and border patrols. Northern Britain is cold, bleak and impoverished, while sunny South Britain is a place of ... See full summary »
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John Gordon Sinclair ...  Gavin Sinclair 7 episodes, 1989
Adrian Edmondson ...  Giles Tewkesbury 7 episodes, 1989
Ed Devereaux ...  Computer voice / ... 6 episodes, 1989
Phil McCall Phil McCall ...  Gavin's Dad 5 episodes, 1989
June Watson ...  Gavin's mum 5 episodes, 1989
Elaine Collins Elaine Collins ...  TV reporter 4 episodes, 1989
Christopher Godwin Christopher Godwin ...  Mr. Haverty 4 episodes, 1989
Tony Meyer Tony Meyer ...  Donald 4 episodes, 1989
Roger Sloman ...  Mr. Lambie 4 episodes, 1989
Lynsey Baxter ...  Serena 3 episodes, 1989
Ron Donachie ...  Mr. Pym 3 episodes, 1989
Celia Imrie ...  Nurse 3 episodes, 1989
David Meyer David Meyer ...  Ronald 3 episodes, 1989
Steven O'Donnell ...  Robbie 3 episodes, 1989
Elizabeth Bennett Elizabeth Bennett ...  Miss. Ainscow 2 episodes, 1989
Anthony Benson Anthony Benson ...  Butler 2 episodes, 1989
Andrée Bernard ...  Yana Haverty 2 episodes, 1989
Peter Cellier ...  Mr. Gershwin 2 episodes, 1989
Jake D'Arcy Jake D'Arcy ...  DI Ure 2 episodes, 1989
Alan Hardwick Alan Hardwick ...  Newsreader 2 episodes, 1989
Tony Osoba ...  DC Cieslik 2 episodes, 1989
Victoria Wicks ...  Receptionist / ... 2 episodes, 1989
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In the future (1999), the UK is subdivided into two regions by barbed wire and border patrols. Northern Britain is cold, bleak and impoverished, while sunny South Britain is a place of relative luxury. When Lord Tewkesbury, the owner of rich conglomerate, decides his son Giles needs more real-life experience, he arranged for Giles to work under an assumed name. Unfortunately, this results in Giles being sent to North Britain to do menial labor, while previously impoverished Gavin is transferred to sunny South Britain. Written by Mike Konczewski

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17 October 1989 (UK) See more »

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Zwei seriöse Damen in Dublin See more »

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Make it three
20 August 2013 | by jeremy-robinson-1See all my reviews

Three good reviews. It's a classic that deserves a reappraisal! I remember it being laugh out loud funny but it was a long time ago, so I could be confusing it with some other obscure 80s comedy TV series, for example Thompson (1988) which I also thought was a hoot, and no one else did. Snakes and Ladders bears a strong resemblance to the concept introduced in Doomsday (2008) but with more laughs. The main reason I remember it is not to do with the quality of the acting or story, most of which I can hardly recall, but the fact it ended so abruptly. I don't recall it receiving particularly bad reviews at the time, but one week it was on and the next it was gone. It seemed to end mid series. One of life's unanswered mysteries.


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