Carter Krantz arrives in Blackpool to investigate who killed his mother. He gets a job in the local strip club. He soon realizes that the town has many dark secrets and that the killer may even be his boss - the club's owner.
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Daniel Mays ...  Carter Krantz 11 episodes, 2005
Ian Puleston-Davies ...  Shirley Woolf 11 episodes, 2005
Sarah Smart ...  Lola Sutton 11 episodes, 2005
Kris Marshall ...  Dudley Sutton 11 episodes, 2005
Philip Jackson ...  Leo Finch 11 episodes, 2005
Judy Parfitt ...  Mercy Woolf 11 episodes, 2005
Emily Aston ...  Ruby Woolf 10 episodes, 2005
Frances Barber ...  Connie Woolf 10 episodes, 2005
Roy Barraclough ...  Onan Van Kneck 10 episodes, 2005
Kenny Doughty ...  Liam Woolf 10 episodes, 2005
Paul Courtenay Hyu Paul Courtenay Hyu ...  Bryan Luke / ... 9 episodes, 2005
Ryan Pope ...  Chris Church 8 episodes, 2005
Beth Cordingly ...  Vienna Keen 8 episodes, 2005
Nicholas Beveney Nicholas Beveney ...  The Greek 8 episodes, 2005
Ron Cook ...  Hitman 1 / ... 7 episodes, 2005
Brian Hibbard Brian Hibbard ...  Willy Woolf / ... 7 episodes, 2005
Cheryl Campbell ...  Valerie Hinchcliffe 6 episodes, 2005
Jason Watkins ...  Bradley Stainer 6 episodes, 2005
Kevin Eldon ...  Shadowman / ... 5 episodes, 2005
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Carter Krantz arrives in Blackpool to investigate who killed his mother. He gets a job in the local strip club. He soon realizes that the town has many dark secrets and that the killer may even be his boss - the club's owner.

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The Character name of 'Ambrose Chapel' is taken directly from an episode of The X Files. CIA Agent Ambrose Chapel (Played by Tom Butler) first appears in Season 2 Episode 16 'Colony' This episode is also the first to feature Alien Bounty Hunter. See more »

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Compelling viewing
16 October 2011 | by jramillsSee all my reviews

Bought this on DVD for the price (five quid) and the writing/cast credits (half of The League of Gentlemen) - I wasn't disappointed.

This is a dark, twisted, comedy that also works as a compelling, enthralling and gripping thriller. At times, the tension makes it almost unbearable to watch, and then suddenly there's a scene or a shot that makes you laugh aloud.

I watched this in one sitting, all six hours of it, such is its power to draw you in and captivate you.

Beautifully written and well-acted by all involved, this is a darkly funny series that is well worth checking out. Most of the cast are familiar faces, seasoned pros giving excellent performances. Simon Greenall (Michael The "Work Geordie" in I'm Alan Partridge) is almost unrecognisable as the local newspaper reporter.

If you like your comedy with a deeper, dramatic storyline, or your mystery with a sense of humour, check this series out.


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UK

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English

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23 October 2005 (UK) See more »

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BBC Comedy-North See more »
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(pilot) | (10 episodes)

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