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Lipstick on Your Collar 

During the Suez Crisis of 1956, two young clerks at the stuffy Foreign Office in Whitehall display little interest in the decline of the British Empire. To their eyes, it can hardly compete... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Giles Thomas Giles Thomas ...  Private Francis / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Ewan McGregor ...  Pvt. Hopper 6 episodes, 1993
Louise Germaine Louise Germaine ...  Sylvia Berry 6 episodes, 1993
Douglas Henshall ...  Corporal Berry / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Peter Jeffrey ...  Colonel Bernwood / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Clive Francis ...  Major Hedges / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Roy Hudd ...  Harold Atterbow 6 episodes, 1993
Nicholas Jones ...  Major Carter / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Nicholas Farrell ...  Major Church / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Maggie Steed ...  Aunt Vickie 6 episodes, 1993
Bernard Hill ...  Uncle Fred 6 episodes, 1993
Bernard Brown ...  Eden / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Rod Aspinall Rod Aspinall ...  Catering Manager 6 episodes, 1993
Gareth Taplin Gareth Taplin ...  Dancer 6 episodes, 1993
Shane Rimmer ...  Lt. Colonel Trekker / ... 5 episodes, 1993
Kim Huffman ...  Lisa 4 episodes, 1993
Carrie Leigh Carrie Leigh ...  Dream Girl 4 episodes, 1993
Frederick Treves ...  Brig. Sanders / ... 2 episodes, 1993
Debra Beaumont Debra Beaumont ...  Nina 2 episodes, 1993
James Snell James Snell ...  Trigorin 2 episodes, 1993
Terence Bayler ...  General 2 episodes, 1993
Tim Seely Tim Seely ...  Brigadier 2 episodes, 1993
Roger Hume Roger Hume ...  Lt. Colonel 2 episodes, 1993
Andy Laycock Andy Laycock ...  First Soldier 2 episodes, 1993
Daniel Ryan ...  Second Soldier 2 episodes, 1993
Che Walker ...  Policeman 2 episodes, 1993
Lesley Mirza ...  Coffee Shop Girl / ... 2 episodes, 1993
Michael Neilson Michael Neilson ...  The Man at the Palais 2 episodes, 1993
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During the Suez Crisis of 1956, two young clerks at the stuffy Foreign Office in Whitehall display little interest in the decline of the British Empire. To their eyes, it can hardly compete with girls, rock music (including "Lay Down Your Arms"), and the intrigue of romantic entanglements. Written by Bhob Stewart <bhob@genie.com>

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The final original Dennis Potter production completed and broadcast in his lifetime. See more »

Quotes

Major Hedges: Hopper, any pretty girls in the typing pool these days?
Private Mick Hopper: Not really, sir.
Major Hedges: Well, so long as none of them has a mustache, eh?
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Soundtracks

The Man With The Golden Arm
Written by Elmer Bernstein and Sylvia Fine
Used by kind permission of Warner Chappell Music Ltd
Performed by The Billy May Orchestra
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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DVD version needed urgently!
29 July 2005 | by saraz298See all my reviews

This is definitely one of my favorite things of all time to watch--what does it for me, though, is the style and synchronization of the various 50's pop songs that are deliciously sprinkled throughout the movie---simply fantastic-----they blend well with the story and its characters and you are always pleasantly surprised when a new song just pops out of someone's mouth at the (sometimes) most inopportune time. I can't understand why it is not yet out on DVD---I purchased Potter's "Singing Detective" last year and I am anxiously awaiting this one---someone please light a fire under the powers that be in England so that we can all enjoy this treasure in its proper format.


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21 February 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Batom no Colarinho See more »

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