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Season: 1 Year: 1986

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 more »

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Gary Olsen ...
  Pincey (12 episodes, 1986)
Brian Bovell ...
  Billy (12 episodes, 1986)
Peter Lovstrom ...
  Mickey Smith (8 episodes, 1986)
Chrissie Cotterill ...
  Mona (7 episodes, 1986)
Ben Howard ...
  Halforth (5 episodes, 1986)
Mike Savage ...
  Del (5 episodes, 1986)
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  Horace / ... (4 episodes, 1986)
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  Stretch (4 episodes, 1986)
Debbie Killingback ...
  Kath (3 episodes, 1986)
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  Eddie (2 episodes, 1986)
Jim Barclay
  (2 episodes, 1986)
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  Kev / ... (2 episodes, 1986)
Kamilla Blanche ...
  Chris (2 episodes, 1986)
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  The Governor (2 episodes, 1986)
Christopher Driscoll
  (2 episodes, 1986)
Laurence Harrington
  (2 episodes, 1986)
Charlie Hawkins
  (2 episodes, 1986)
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  Man at House (1 episode, 1986)
Stuart Barren ...
  Sturridge (1 episode, 1986)
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  Freddie Frobisher (1 episode, 1986)
Perry Benson ...
  Richy (1 episode, 1986)
Eve Bland ...
  Maude (1 episode, 1986)
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  Tommy (1 episode, 1986)
Sophie Brew
  (1 episode, 1986)
Robert Bridges ...
  Dirty Old Man (1 episode, 1986)
Helen Bush ...
  Georgina (1 episode, 1986)
Tony Calvert ...
  Flag (1 episode, 1986)
Ken Campbell ...
  George (1 episode, 1986)
Graham Chinn ...
  Gary (1 episode, 1986)
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  Pete (1 episode, 1986)
Ruddy L. Davis ...
  Postman (1 episode, 1986)
Michael Deeks ...
  Stan (1 episode, 1986)
Johnny Dennis ...
  Albert (1 episode, 1986)
Ricky Diamond ...
  Murray (1 episode, 1986)
Su Douglas ...
  Gummer's Secretary (1 episode, 1986)
Michael Egan ...
  Barman (1 episode, 1986)
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  Jock (1 episode, 1986)
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  Morry Finkle (1 episode, 1986)
Glyn Grimstead ...
  Jess (1 episode, 1986)
Jennifer Guy ...
  Sophie (1 episode, 1986)
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  Tubby Rawlinson (1 episode, 1986)
Lilian Hammond ...
  Young Mum (1 episode, 1986)
Billy Hartman ...
  Mr. Innes (1 episode, 1986)
Stewart Harwood ...
  Commissionaire (1 episode, 1986)
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  Alf (1 episode, 1986)
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  Hymie Peters (1 episode, 1986)
Amanda Hillwood ...
  Jenny (1 episode, 1986)
Tony Hippolyte ...
  Raymond Spence (1 episode, 1986)
Nigel Humphreys ...
  Geoff (1 episode, 1986)
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  Grimstone (1 episode, 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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  • Prospects (United Kingdom)
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  • 60 min
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