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Series cast summary:
...  Michael Murray 7 episodes, 1991
...  Jim Nelson 7 episodes, 1991
...  Laura Nelson 7 episodes, 1991
...  Teddy 7 episodes, 1991
...  Peter 7 episodes, 1991
...  Franky Murray 7 episodes, 1991
...  Mrs. Murray 7 episodes, 1991
Paul Oldham ...  Joey Thug 7 episodes, 1991
Tom Georgeson ...  Lou Barnes 7 episodes, 1991
Chris Hargreaves ...  Scrawny Thug 7 episodes, 1991
...  Billy Thug 7 episodes, 1991
...  Macker Thug 7 episodes, 1991
Karl Barry ...  Fifth Thug 7 episodes, 1991
Paul Daneman ...  Mervyn Sloan 7 episodes, 1991
Peter-Hugo Daly ...  Bubbles 7 episodes, 1991
...  Eileen Critchley 7 episodes, 1991
...  Barbara Douglas 6 episodes, 1991
Edward Mallon ...  Mark Nelson 6 episodes, 1991
Hayley Fairclough ...  Jessica Nelson 6 episodes, 1991
Michael Angelis ...  Martin Niarchos 6 episodes, 1991
...  Susan Nelson 6 episodes, 1991
David Ross ...  Mr Weller 6 episodes, 1991
Jimmy Mulville ...  Researcher 6 episodes, 1991
Stephen Hall ...  Young Michael Murray 6 episodes, 1991
Bill Stewart ...  Geoff 5 episodes, 1991
Gareth Tudor Price ...  Richard Grenville 5 episodes, 1991
Michelle Atkinson ...  Young Barbara 5 episodes, 1991
John Henshaw ...  Minder 1 4 episodes, 1991
Al Brierley ...  Minder 2 4 episodes, 1991
Sean Naughton ...  Minder 3 4 episodes, 1991
...  Terry - Director of Education 4 episodes, 1991
Ayesa Toure ...  Monica 4 episodes, 1991
Julia St John ...  Diane Niarchos 4 episodes, 1991
Colin Douglas ...  Frank Twist 4 episodes, 1991
...  Judge Critchley 4 episodes, 1991
Ian Hartley ...  Joel 4 episodes, 1991
Christopher Halliday ...  McKenzie 4 episodes, 1991
...  Grosvenor 3 episodes, 1991
Judith Barker ...  Margie 3 episodes, 1991
Kelvin Jordon ...  Tommy 3 episodes, 1991
Paula Bartlett ...  Rachel 3 episodes, 1991
Michael Fernandez ...  Jake 3 episodes, 1991
Debra Gillett ...  Sylvia 3 episodes, 1991
...  Dr Jacobs 3 episodes, 1991
Norman Mills ...  Red Neck Councillor 3 episodes, 1991
...  Mr Burns 3 episodes, 1991
Arthur Spreckley ...  Grandfather Burns 3 episodes, 1991
...  Dr. Goldup 3 episodes, 1991
Rachel Laurence ...  Hotel Receptionist 3 episodes, 1991
Jake Abraham ...  Black Waiter 3 episodes, 1991
William Franklyn ...  Distinguished Gent 3 episodes, 1991
Noreen Kershaw ...  Maureen Murray 3 episodes, 1991
Jim Pope ...  Presenter 3 episodes, 1991
Daniel Street-Brown ...  Robby Burns 2 episodes, 1991
Serena Harragin ...  Miss Hutchinson 2 episodes, 1991
Chris Darwin ...  Barry 2 episodes, 1991
...  Vince 2 episodes, 1991
James Tomlinson ...  Stan 2 episodes, 1991
...  Beth 2 episodes, 1991
Dee Orr ...  Schoolmistress 2 episodes, 1991
Cliff Howells ...  Cartwright / ... 2 episodes, 1991
Anthony Benson ...  Norman - Treasurer 2 episodes, 1991
Phil Rowlands ...  Bluff Policeman 2 episodes, 1991
...  Ravi 2 episodes, 1991
Ray Emmet Brown ...  West Indian 2 episodes, 1991
David Scase ...  Caretaker 2 2 episodes, 1991
Edward Clayton ...  Chief Constable 2 episodes, 1991
Peter Faulkner ...  Radio Journalist 2 episodes, 1991
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Michael Murray is an ambitious and charismatic politician, Jim Nelson is a much loved headmaster of a local school for disturbed children. When the paths of these two men cross, things are destined never to be the same again. Written by Anonymous

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A savage indictment of power.

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Although no name is given to the fictional city in which GBH is set, it was filmed largely in and around Greater Manchester. However, speculation that the city is intended to be Liverpool stems from the fact that the character of Michael Murray is a thinly veiled characterization of Derek Hatton, the former Labour deputy leader of Liverpool City Council. Hatton achieved notoriety in the 1980s when he refused to co-operate with the rate-capping policy of the Conservative government and was a strong follower of Trotskyist Militant Tendencies. Hatton was expelled from the Labour Party in 1986, and in 1993 he was accused of corruption during his time as Deputy Leader of the Council. He was brought to trial but was exonerated. See more »

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Eileen Critchley: [provocatively, as a taunt] You *do* want to please me, don't you, Michael?
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Fantastic drama series
7 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is Alan Bleasdale at his very best - 'GBH' ranks up there with other outstanding drama series such as 'The Singing Detective' and 'Edge of Darkness'. While GBH is a drama it's not all deadly serious - as with real life, 'lighter' situations develop naturally from circumstances that are anything but, yet the situations are so natural, the script so flawless and the performances and the direction so perfect that everything flows together beautifully.

GBH is a very analytical and well observed view of politics, power, and how it affects the people involved.

It's first class - I wish that more TV drama was as good as this!


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