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Series cast summary:
David Morrissey ...  Shaun 8 episodes, 1997
Saira Todd Saira Todd ...  Claire 8 episodes, 1997
Phil Daniels ...  Gary Rickey 8 episodes, 1997
Ace Bhatti ...  Zahid 8 episodes, 1997
Ellen Thomas ...  Florrie 8 episodes, 1997
Freddie Annobil-Dodoo ...  Marcus 8 episodes, 1997
Caroline Harker ...  Vicky 8 episodes, 1997
Diane Parish Diane Parish ...  Janet 7 episodes, 1997
Lesley Manville ...  Hilary 7 episodes, 1997
Sandra Voe Sandra Voe ...  Annie 7 episodes, 1997
Rachel Power Rachel Power ...  Helen 7 episodes, 1997
Frances Shergold Frances Shergold ...  Frances 7 episodes, 1997
Sam Kelly ...  Bernard 6 episodes, 1997
Tim Woodward ...  Ken 6 episodes, 1997
Treva Etienne ...  Lloyd 6 episodes, 1997
Tilly Vosburgh Tilly Vosburgh ...  Gabby 6 episodes, 1997
Ruth Sheen ...  Alice 5 episodes, 1997
Jeillo Edwards Jeillo Edwards ...  Aunt Gaynor 5 episodes, 1997
Gabriel Woodward Gabriel Woodward ...  Sam 5 episodes, 1997
Sean Gallagher ...  Alan 4 episodes, 1997
Annette Badland ...  Brenda 4 episodes, 1997
Razaaq Adoti ...  Chris 4 episodes, 1997
Badi Uzzaman ...  Shahid 4 episodes, 1997
Paul Jesson ...  Lake 4 episodes, 1997
Gabrielle Jourdan ...  Jemma 4 episodes, 1997
Andrew Rajan Andrew Rajan ...  Hafiz 4 episodes, 1997
Robert Morgan Robert Morgan ...  Shaw 4 episodes, 1997
Jack Beazley Jack Beazley ...  Darren 4 episodes, 1997
May Woodward May Woodward ...  Chelsea 4 episodes, 1997
Ellie Barker Ellie Barker ...  Page 4 episodes, 1997
David Calder ...  Werner 3 episodes, 1997
Joe Dixon ...  Eylot 3 episodes, 1997
John Light ...  Kurt 3 episodes, 1997
David Allister David Allister ...  Psychiatric Consultant 3 episodes, 1997
Emily Hamilton ...  Tina 2 episodes, 1997
Jan Harvey ...  Julie 2 episodes, 1997
Peter Gunn ...  Len 2 episodes, 1997
Fleur Mould Fleur Mould ...  Sally 2 episodes, 1997
Kate Lock ...  WPC 2 episodes, 1997
Leslie Schofield ...  Claire's Father 2 episodes, 1997
Philip Bretherton ...  Straun 2 episodes, 1997
David Dixon David Dixon ...  Nelson 2 episodes, 1997
Kevin Squelch Kevin Squelch ...  Carp 2 episodes, 1997
Ian Good Ian Good ...  Chef de Cuisine 2 episodes, 1997
Peter Halliday ...  Solicitor 2 episodes, 1997
Liza Walker Liza Walker ...  Sandra 2 episodes, 1997
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A complex, moving story of life in the big bad city, in this case London. The tragic, senseless, futile murder of a beautiful young woman, just embarking on her journey through life, acts as a catalyst of change for a large and diverse group of people seemingly unconnected with this terrible event. As the ripples of change expand this group of people come under increasing pressure to face the harsh realities of their existence and turn away from the cosy fantasies they thought they knew. Some discover an inner strength that inspires them to better their lives and look to the future with hope but for others the overwhelming waves of despair and despondency push them ever nearer to the edge of the abyss. Watching it all with a jaundiced eye and a practiced put down, apparently aloof and untouched by events, is Gary Rickey, born Billy Rickey in the town of the same name, a London broad sheet food critic who doesn't seem to like food or it doesn't like him. However, even he cannot escape ... Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1997 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Runtime:

(8 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Gary Rickey: I like you, Bridget. I think we can do business. Do you do the business?
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Superb drama
26 March 2017 | by peterrichboySee all my reviews

If you ever get the chance to see this show I cannot recommend it highly enough. Written by the brilliant Stephen Merchant the story revolves around the lives of several people whose lives are unknowingly intertwined on the streets and underground of London. It may be 20 years old but remains one of the finest dramas the BBC has ever made.


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