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Don't Tell Them Willie Boy Was Here 

Terry is anxious to help boxer Willie Reynolds make a comeback in the ring but he is less than inspiring to the point that Barney, the promoter, is betting on his opponent to win. Terry is ... See full summary »

Director:

Dennis Abey

Writers:

Paul Wheeler, Leon Griffiths (deviser)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Waterman ... Terry
George Cole ... Arthur
Alfred Marks ... Barney Mather
Paul Barber ... Willie Reynolds
Tania Rogers Tania Rogers ... Ruth Reynolds
Glynn Edwards ... Dave
Ronnie Stevens ... T.V. Compere
Benny Lee Benny Lee ... Boxing Comentator
Alex Tompkins Alex Tompkins ... Jack Straw
Dinny Powell Dinny Powell ... Pug
Eddie Stacey ... Sparring Partner
Imogen Bickford-Smith Imogen Bickford-Smith ... Girl in Disco (as Imogen Bickford Smith)
Barry Wade Barry Wade ... Fashion Photographer
Vicki Michelle ... Sarah Jane
Mandy Perryment Mandy Perryment ... Trudy
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Terry is anxious to help boxer Willie Reynolds make a comeback in the ring but he is less than inspiring to the point that Barney, the promoter, is betting on his opponent to win. Terry is going to have to teach Willie about self-respect if he is going to get anywhere. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Trivia

The title is a pun of the film Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) See more »

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The union flag at the gym where they are sparring is upside down. See more »

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Day-O
Performed by Harry Belafonte
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Don't Tell Them Willie Boy Was Here
29 October 2019 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Terry goes all Rocky when he minds boxer Willie Reynolds (Paul Barber.) An ex world champion who retired to spend time with his family abroad. He has had to return to the UK for a comeback as he needs the money.

Willie has the gift of the gab, he is obviously based on Muhammad Ali.

However Willie's manager Barney Mather (Alfred Marks) is making sure that Willie does not train enough and is kept distracted with glamorous ladies and media appearances.

Terry knows the fight business is dirty and suspects that Willie's manager might have bet against his own man. Willie is over the hill and his opponent is reputed to be very good.

Terry makes sure that Willie steps up his training and hopefully finds his punch on the night of the fight.

Author Jackie Collins makes a guest appearance in a chat show with Willie. Both Terry and Willie get to have training montages. Even Arthur realises that the boxing game has people who are more bent than him.

Some good knockabout fun between Paul Barber and Dennis Waterman. It has a really sinister appearance by Alfred Marks who was better known as a comedian.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1980 (UK) See more »

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Euston Films See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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