Cilla (2014)

Episode #1.2 

As Cilla's confidence returns, Brian Epstein gives her a second chance.


Paul Whittington


Jeff Pope (screenplay)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Aneurin Barnard ... Bobby
Andrew Schofield ... Robert Willis Snr
Samantha Robinson Samantha Robinson ... Jean
Kent Riley Kent Riley ... Kenny
Sheridan Smith ... Cilla
James Nelson-Joyce ... Degsy
Nic Greenshields Nic Greenshields ... Kingsize Taylor
Tara Wells Tara Wells ... Pat
John Henshaw John Henshaw ... John White
Debbie Brannan Debbie Brannan ... Rose
Jamie Muscato ... Rory Storm
Danny Burns Danny Burns ... Johnny 'Hutch' Hutchinson
Jordan Luke Gage ... Adrian Barber
Ed Stoppard ... Brian Epstein
Melanie Hill ... Big Cilla


Cilla is despondent after failing her audition for Brian Epstein but the loyal Bobby persuades her to keep singing, driving her from club to club. At the Iron Door club she impresses Brian Epstein who is now keen to manage her and take her to London to make a record. Bobby feels betrayed but Cilla insists he accompany her as her road manager. They stay in a hotel whilst Brian goes to an underground gay club and picks up a bit of rough who beats him up though he lies to Cilla about his bruises. George Martin records her debut disc 'Love of the Loved', with a song by Bobby as the B-side. It fails to enter the top twenty but her follow up, a cover of the American song 'Anyone who had a Heart' goes to number one in the charts. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Biography | Drama | Music


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"Love of the Love" is shown in a picture sleeve, but UK EMI/Parlophone singles were not issued in picture sleeves at that time. See more »

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22 September 2014 (UK) See more »

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