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Second City Firsts 

Second City Firsts was a BBC drama anthology series of short plays, written largely by first time writers, which were transmitted between 1973 and 1978.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ken Kitson ...  Barry / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1977
Jean Heywood ...  Alice / ... 3 episodes, 1973-1977
Ivor Roberts Ivor Roberts ...  Jimmy Quinn / ... 3 episodes, 1976-1977
Rachel Davies ...  Michelle Grant / ... 2 episodes, 1975-1976
Alison Steadman ...  Helen / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Eileen McCallum Eileen McCallum ...  Bailey / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1976
Bill Dean ...  Father / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Malcolm Terris ...  Alec / ... 2 episodes, 1974
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Second City Firsts was a BBC drama anthology series of short plays, written largely by first time writers, which were transmitted between 1973 and 1978.

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English

Release Date:

15 October 1973 (UK) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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A series of television plays produced at the BBC's studios at Pebble Mill, Birmingham; Birmingham is England's second city, hence the series title. See more »

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