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The lives of long-time friends Alan, Terry and Graham are turned around after they play a drunken prank on their old headmaster.
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Series cast summary:
Ray Winstone ...  Alan 4 episodes, 1999
Mark Strong ...  Terry 4 episodes, 1999
Phil Davis ...  Graham 4 episodes, 1999
Maggie O'Neill ...  Alex 4 episodes, 1999
Michelle Fairley ...  Pat 4 episodes, 1999
Tessa Peake-Jones ...  Molly 4 episodes, 1999
Frances Shergold Frances Shergold ...  Laura 4 episodes, 1999
Emily Corrie Emily Corrie ...  Becky 4 episodes, 1999
Aaron Keeling Aaron Keeling ...  Billy 4 episodes, 1999
Ronny Quirke Ronny Quirke ...  Frank 4 episodes, 1999
Michael Tucek Michael Tucek ...  Colin 4 episodes, 1999
Peter Halliday ...  Vicar 3 episodes, 1999
Jimmy Gardner Jimmy Gardner ...  Mr. Astill 2 episodes, 1999
Robert Goodale ...  Peter 2 episodes, 1999
Mark Letheren Mark Letheren ...  Josh 2 episodes, 1999
Jo Wild Jo Wild ...  Dream Girl / ... 2 episodes, 1999
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The lives of long-time friends Alan, Terry and Graham are turned around after they play a drunken prank on their old headmaster.

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UK

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22 February 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ei koskaan polttareita See more »

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Hackney, London, England, UK See more »

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(4 parts)

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Stereo

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Color
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Winstone portrays truly the nastiest character ever
27 January 2004 | by gobsmack84See all my reviews

Excellent series with brilliant performances. I originally caught the last two episodes on BBC2 in 1999 and I was always so desperate to see the first two episodes (I've just bought the Ray Winstone box set consisting of this, Scum and Last Orders). I fell in love with the imaginative 'out of this world storylines' mixed with the varied characters and in your face brutality of the lead actor Ray Winstone. Now playing a meany doesn't seem difficult for Ray but the extent to which he goes within 4 episodes is horrible. It conjures up a world of a very lonely and delusional man who has made it big doing patios (you know he many other fingers in many other pies though) and thinks he can rule shop by paying people to be his friends and even his wife. The penultimate scene round the dining table is one of the most difficult scenes I've watched. By having 4 episodes of 50 minutes you end up with a film well over 3 hours which I watched first time all the way through! With a top writer and cast this was still an ambitious project for Tiger Aspect.


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