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1987 

TV-MA | | Drama | Episode aired 4 March 1996
Nicky and Mary have been married for two years, and Mary has just become a grandmother. Nicky has become a very successful photographer who has had many books of his work published. As ... See full summary »

Director:

Simon Cellan Jones

Writer:

Peter Flannery

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Vaughan ... Felix Hutchinson
Freda Dowie ... Florrie Hutchinson
Christopher Eccleston ... Nicky Hutchinson
Mark Strong ... Tosker Cox
Tracey Wilkinson ... Elaine Cox
Catherine Terris ... Mrs Merriman
Denny Ferguson Denny Ferguson ... Cooper
Gina McKee ... Mary Cox
Colette Brown Colette Brown ... Alice MacDonald
Heather Tobias Heather Tobias ... Female Vagrant
Daniel Craig ... Geordie Peacock
Roger Monk ... Drunk
Gez Casey Gez Casey ... Frank
David Bradley ... Eddie Wells
Pete Lee-Wilson ... Colin Butler
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Storyline

Nicky and Mary have been married for two years, and Mary has just become a grandmother. Nicky has become a very successful photographer who has had many books of his work published. As Leader of the Council, Mary is faced with hard decisions involving making cuts in services and being restricted from all she would like to do by new government regulations. Felix has become very senile due to the onset of Alzheimer's disease and Florrie, realising she can no longer cope, puts him into a home. Christopher Collins, who used to torment Felix and Florrie as a youth, is involved in a siege on his estate and ends up being shot and injured by a police marksman. Whilst on a book-signing trip to London, Nicky encounters student Alice McDonald who is writing a dissertation on his work, and he begins having an affair with her. After a few occasions together, however, Alice suddenly ends the relationship. Tosker is still married to Elaine and has become a slum landlord. Elaine dislikes this and is ... Written by GusF

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Drama

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4 March 1996 (UK) See more »

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Some dramatic license was used when describing the events of the Great Gale and the Black Monday stock market crash. In reality, the gale happened first (15/16 October 1987) and the stock market crash happened second (19 October 1987). However in this episode, to increase dramatic tension surrounding the effect on Eddie Wells' life, the events were described as happening the opposite way round. See more »

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