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Prospects 

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Prospects is a comedy drama series originally shown on Channel 4. The 12 episodes followed two East End 'geezer' characters - Jimmy 'Pincy' Pince played by Gary Olsen and Billy 'Bill' ... See full summary »
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Gary Olsen Gary Olsen ...  Pincey 12 episodes, 1986
Brian Bovell Brian Bovell ...  Billy 12 episodes, 1986
Peter Lovstrom ...  Mickey Smith 8 episodes, 1986
Chrissie Cotterill Chrissie Cotterill ...  Mona 7 episodes, 1986
Ben Howard Ben Howard ...  Halforth 5 episodes, 1986
Mike Savage Mike Savage ...  Del 5 episodes, 1986
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Prospects is a comedy drama series originally shown on Channel 4. The 12 episodes followed two East End 'geezer' characters - Jimmy 'Pincy' Pince played by Gary Olsen and Billy 'Bill' Pearson played by Brian Bovell whilst they try to scratch a living in London's Isle of Dogs. It's many themes, often with comedic results, we're 'motivated' by the then UK's government, social decay, racism and general decline in employment opportunities. Written by John Kane

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Comedy | Drama

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24 September 2020 | by markfarthing-44152See all my reviews

I was only 11 when this show came out so saw it through the eyes of a kid. Re-discovered it this week and watched 12 episodes over a few days. Amazing to see what "Dog Island" looked like in 1986 to what it looks like now. You can clearly see that it brushes against its Euston Films TV show brother "Minder" however Prospects is more real, more genuine and clearly aimed at a younger audience who were equally disillusioned by the issues of 1986. If you can find this show, give it a go.


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UK

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English

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19 February 1986 (UK) See more »

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Euston Films See more »
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(12 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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