"Episode #1.2" is an episode of The Beiderbecke Tapes starring James Bolam, Barbara Flynn, and Dudley Sutton. Trevor and Jill go on a trip to Amsterdam with their class from "San Quentin High" - but the class has decamped. Trevor and Jill meet "The Honourable Order of Elks" who are "looking for a ... See full summary »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Trevor Chaplin
... Jill Swinburne
... Mr. Carter
... Mr. Peterson
Keith Smith ... Mr. Wheeler
... Sylvia
Robert Longden ... Pitt
... John the barman
... Charlie the gravedigger
John Alderson ... Tracy
... Leo
Peter Carlisle ... Harry
... Sam Bentley
Bill Wallis ... Pronk
Judy Brooke ... Yvonne Fairweather
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Trevor and Jill go on a trip to Amsterdam with their class from "San Quentin High" - but the class has decamped. Trevor and Jill meet "The Honourable Order of Elks" who are "looking for a bit of action". Jill & Trevor find their action in Edinburgh. The gray men get attacked by a bagpipe band but Jill & Trevor have to go home where they find that the jazz tape with no jazz wasn't all it seemed. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Drama | Music | Mystery

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20 December 1987 (UK)  »

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Jill Swinburne: The game is very simple. Spread a rumour that something awful is going to happen. Turns out to be a lie. You actually do something a little less awful. Instead of dumping the filth in the dales, you dump it in the outskirts of Sheffield or Newcastle or Liverpool. And we all think "That's rather good. At least they're not dumping it in the dales."
Mr. Peterson: [nods agreement] Hmm
Jill Swinburne: What's a potentially nice human being like you doing in a cess-pit of a career like this Mr Peterson?
Mr. Peterson: The truthful answer is ...
[...]
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Soundtracks

Too Good To Be Forgotten
Written by Eugene Record and Barbara Acklin
Performed by Amazulu
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