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James Bolam

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2012
Unconditional
MovieJan 20, 2012

Unconditional

An unconventional romance about teenage twins Owen and …
An unconventional romance about teenage twins Owen and Kristen who both fall under the sway of a charismatic young loan shark offering money - on one condition.
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2009
The Last Days of Lehman Brothers
MovieSep 9, 2009

The Last Days of Lehman Brothers

The heads of Wall Street's …
The heads of Wall Street's biggest investment banks were summoned to an evening meeting by the US Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson, to discuss the plight of another - Lehman Brothers. After...
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Grandpa in My Pocket
TV ShowApr 14, 2009

Grandpa in My Pocket

Grandpa in My Pocket is a program set in the fictional town …
Grandpa in My Pocket is a program set in the fictional town known as "Sunnysands" and is geared towards pre-school or nursery aged children. It features a fun-loving grandpa who is the owner of a magical cap that allows him to shrink to about five inches in height. As soon as Grandpa (James Bolam) becomes miniature, chaos and adventure undoubtedly ensues. Once small, Grandpa even has a bit of magic allowing him to do certain things like drive a toy car and bring a robot to life. Only the grandson, Jason (Jay Ruckley), knows about Grandpa's special abilities and efforts are made each episode to hide the magic from the other characters. Woven into the excitement are also family and life lessons. It has a unique way of exploring the important relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. The program has been well received and is the 2010 BAFTA - Wales winner for best children's program.
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2002
Harold Shipman: Doctor Death
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MovieJul 9, 2002

Harold Shipman: Doctor Death

Dramatisation of the true …
Dramatisation of the true story of Harold Shipman, a GP (general practitioner, ie family doctor) from Hyde, Manchester, who was convicted in 2000 of murdering fifteen of his elderly ...
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Born and Bred
TV ShowApr 21, 2002

Born and Bred

Born and Bred was a light-hearted British comedy drama series …
Born and Bred was a light-hearted British comedy drama series that aired on BBC One from 21 April 2002 to 3 August 2005. Created by Chris Chibnall and Nigel McCrery, Born and Bred's cast was led by James Bolam and Michael French, who play a father and son who run a cottage hospital in Ormston, a fictional Lancashire village in the 1950s. Bolam and French's characters are later replaced by characters played by Richard Wilson and Oliver Milburn.
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2000
It Was an Accident
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MovieOct 27, 2000

It Was an Accident

An ex-con gets caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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A History of Britain
TV ShowSep 30, 2000

A History of Britain

A History of Britain is a BBC documentary series written …
A History of Britain is a BBC documentary series written and presented by Simon Schama, first transmitted in the United Kingdom from 30 September 2000. A study of the history of the British Isles, each of the 15 episodes allows Schama to examine a particular period and tell of its events in his own style. All the programmes are of 59 minutes' duration and were broadcast over three series, ending 18 June 2002.
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Pay and Display
TV ShowJul 12, 2000

Pay and Display

Welcome to the Pay & Display guide at TV.com. Sydney …
Welcome to the Pay & Display guide at TV.com. Sydney and Danny 'work' in an underground car park, There semi-evil boss Miss Cummings works them in conditions that are far from politically correct. In between parking cars they talk in there tiny office on day to day subjects
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1999
The End of the Affair
MovieDec 2, 1999

The End of the Affair

On a rainy London night in …
On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekindled; he succumbs to his own jealousy and arranges to have her followed.
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1997
The Island on Bird Street
MovieApr 11, 1997

The Island on Bird Street

Alex is an 11-year old boy …
Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all the relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through ...
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Cold Feet
TV ShowMar 30, 1997

Cold Feet

Cold Feet is a British comedy-drama television series …
Cold Feet is a British comedy-drama television series produced by Granada Television for the ITV network. The series was created and principally written by Mike Bullen as a follow-up to his award-winning 1997 Comedy Premiere special of the same name. The series follows three couples experiencing the ups-and-downs of romance, originally Adam Williams and Rachel Bradley (James Nesbitt and Helen Baxendale), Pete and Jenny Gifford (John Thomson and Fay Ripley) and Karen and David Marsden (Hermione Norris and Robert Bathurst). As the original series progressed, the Giffords divorced and Pete married Jo Ellison (Kimberley Joseph), whilst Karen and David also separated forming relationships with Mark Cubitt (Sean Pertwee) and Robyn Duff (Lucy Robinson).
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The Missing Postman
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MovieMar 29, 1997

The Missing Postman

Clive Peacock is a postman in a small seaside town in Dorset. …
Clive Peacock is a postman in a small seaside town in Dorset. He's happy in his job and doesn't want it to change. But new technology is being introduced in his sorting office. Since he ...
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Midsomer Murders
TV ShowMar 23, 1997

Midsomer Murders

Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama …
Midsomer Murders is a British television detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997. The show is based on Caroline Graham's Chief Inspector Barnaby book series, as originally adapted for television by Anthony Horowitz. A major success in viewership since its first episode, the series has been marketed worldwide in numerous countries.
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1996
Stella Does Tricks
MovieNov 9, 1996

Stella Does Tricks

Stella, a young Glaswegian girl working as a prostitute in …
Stella, a young Glaswegian girl working as a prostitute in London, heads back to Glasgow with her new boyfriend and attempts to start a new life, but finds it difficult to break free of the cycle of abuse she has become trapped in.
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Dalziel and Pascoe
TV ShowMar 16, 1996

Dalziel and Pascoe

Dalziel and Pascoe is a popular British television crime …
Dalziel and Pascoe is a popular British television crime drama based on the novels of the same name, written by Reginald Hill. The series was first broadcast on 16 March 1996, with Warren Clarke being cast as Dalziel (pronounced "dee-ell") and Colin Buchanan being cast as Pascoe. The series is primarily set in the fictional town of Wetherton in Yorkshire, and "follows the work of two detectives that are thrown together as partners. Complete opposites. Different backgrounds, different beliefs, different styles. They get on each other's nerves. They are continually embarrassed by each other. But their differences make them a stunningly brilliant crime-solving team."
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1995
Clockwork Mice
MovieJun 23, 1995

Clockwork Mice

Clockwork Mice is a 1995 British drama film directed by Vadim …
Clockwork Mice is a 1995 British drama film directed by Vadim Jean and starring Ian Hart, Catherine Russell and James Bolam. The film score was composed by David Hughes and John Murphy.
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Nomination1995

Best Actor

Nominated for "Glengarry Glen Ross".
Laurence Olivier Award
1991
Second Thoughts
TV ShowMay 3, 1991

Second Thoughts

Second Thoughts is a British comedy television …
Second Thoughts is a British comedy television programme that ran from 3 May 1991 to 14 October 1994. It was broadcast on the ITV network and made by the ITV company LWT. It was followed by a sequel, Faith in the Future. Second Thoughts followed the lives of two middle-aged divorcees, Bill MacGregor and Faith Greyshott, from very different backgrounds trying to develop a relationship, despite the pressures pulling it apart (namely Faith's two teenage children and Bill's devious ex-wife Liza, who works alongside him).
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1988
The Beiderbecke Connection
TV ShowNov 27, 1988

The Beiderbecke Connection

The Beiderbecke Connection …
The Beiderbecke Connection is a four-part British television serial written by Alan Plater and broadcast in 1988. It is the third and final part of The Beiderbecke Trilogy and stars James Bolam and Barbara Flynn as schoolteachers Trevor Chaplin and Jill Swinburne. Now with a baby in tow, Jill and Trevor are asked by Big Al to look after a refugee called "Ivan".
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Andy Capp
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TV ShowFeb 22, 1988

Andy Capp

Andy Capp is a British sitcom based on the cartoon Andy …
Andy Capp is a British sitcom based on the cartoon Andy Capp. It starred James Bolam and ran for one series in 1988. It was written by Keith Waterhouse. Unusually, for a sitcom, there was no studio audience during the filming of Andy Capp. It was made for the ITV network by Thames Television.
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1987
The Beiderbecke Tapes
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TV ShowDec 13, 1987

The Beiderbecke Tapes

The Beiderbecke Tapes is a …
The Beiderbecke Tapes is a two-part British television drama serial written by Alan Plater and broadcast in 1987. It is the second serial in The Beiderbecke Trilogy and stars James Bolam and Barbara Flynn as schoolteachers Trevor Chaplin and Jill Swinburne. When a tape recording of a conversation about nuclear waste inadvertently falls into Trevor's hands, Trevor and Jill find themselves being pursued by national security agents.
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1985
Crucible of Terror
MovieSep 1, 1985

Crucible of Terror

An obsessed sculptor kills a young woman to make a perfect …
An obsessed sculptor kills a young woman to make a perfect bronze sculpture of her. Years later at his secluded home a number of people become trapped in a web of revenge, murder and horror.
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The Beiderbecke Affair
TV ShowJan 6, 1985

The Beiderbecke Affair

The Beiderbecke Affair is a …
The Beiderbecke Affair is a television series produced in the United Kingdom by ITV during 1985, written by the prolific Alan Plater, whose lengthy credits in British television since the 1960s included the four-part mini series Get Lost! for ITV in 1981. The Beiderbecke Affair has a similar style to Get Lost!, wherein Neville Keaton (Alun Armstrong) and Judy Threadgold (Bridget Turner) played in an ensemble cast. Although The Beiderbecke Affair was intended as a sequel to Get Lost!, Alun Armstrong proved to be unavailable and the premise was reworked. It is the first part of The Beiderbecke Trilogy, with the two sequel series being The Beiderbecke Tapes (1987) and The Beiderbecke Connection (1988).
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The Beiderbecke Trilogy
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TV ShowJan 6, 1985

The Beiderbecke Trilogy

The Beiderbecke Trilogy …
The Beiderbecke Trilogy refers to three television serials written by Alan Plater and made by Yorkshire Television for the ITV network in the United Kingdom between 1984 and 1988. Each serial centres on schoolteachers Trevor Chaplin (James Bolam) and Jill Swinburne (Barbara Flynn) who work at a rundown comprehensive school in Leeds. Woodwork teacher Trevor enjoys football and jazz music while English teacher Jill is a political activist concerned with saving the environment.
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1983
Macbeth
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MovieNov 5, 1983

Macbeth

Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his …
Macbeth and his wife murder Duncan in order to gain his crown, but the bloodbath doesn't stop there, and things supernatural combine to bring the Macbeths down.
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Clash of Loyalties
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MovieJul 1, 1983

Clash of Loyalties

This film is about the 1920 revolution in Iraq against the …
This film is about the 1920 revolution in Iraq against the English occupation.
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1982
The Plague Dogs
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MovieOct 1, 1982

The Plague Dogs

An animated adaptation of Richard Adams' novel, about a pair of …
An animated adaptation of Richard Adams' novel, about a pair of dogs (Snitter and Rowf) who escape from a research laboratory and try to survive in the wild with the help of a cunning fox (The Tod). The lab director tries to keep the escape quiet, but as an increasing number of sheep are found killed, word leaks out, together with rumors that the dogs might be plague carriers.
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1979
Only When I Laugh
TV ShowOct 29, 1979

Only When I Laugh

Only When I Laugh is a British television sitcom made by …
Only When I Laugh is a British television sitcom made by Yorkshire Television for ITV. It aired between 29 October 1979 and 16 December 1982 and was set in the ward of a NHS hospital. The title is in response to the question, "Does it hurt?"
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1978
As You Like It
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MovieDec 17, 1978

As You Like It

After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical …
After the overthrowing of Duke Senior by his tyrannical brother, Senior's daughter Rosalind disguises herself as a man and sets out to find her banished father while also counseling her clumsy suitor Orlando in the art of wooing.
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Best Actor
Nomination1978

Best Actor

Nominated for "When the Boat Comes In".
British Academy Television Award
1977
Lucy Bolam
Child1977

Lucy Bolam

Lucy Bolam born.
Best Actor
Nomination1977

Best Actor

Nominated for "When the Boat Comes In".
British Academy Television Award
1976
The Likely Lads
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MovieApr 2, 1976

The Likely Lads

Terry is divorced from his German wife and has a Finnish …
Terry is divorced from his German wife and has a Finnish girlfriend Christina. At Thelma's suggestion they join her and Bob on a caravan holiday but due to a mishap the men get separated from the women. Thelma mistakenly accuses Bob of infidelity and their row is heard publicly as they are in a van with the P.A. still switched on. Bob and Terry then holiday without the girls and,in a hotel at Whitley Bay,score with both the landlady and her daughter but have to make a hurried,trouserless,exit. Terry decides to emigrate and Bob joins him for a farewell drink on board his ship. However Terry changes his mind at the last minute and disembarks, realising too late that Bob is still on board and heading for Bahrain.
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When the Boat Comes In
TV ShowJan 8, 1976

When the Boat Comes In

When the Boat Comes In is a …
When the Boat Comes In is a British television period drama produced by the BBC between 1976 and 1981. The series stars James Bolam as Jack Ford, a First World War veteran who returns to his poverty-stricken (fictional) town of Gallowshield in the North East of England. The series dramatises the political struggles of the 1920s and 1930s and explores the impact of national and international politics upon Ford and the people around him.
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1973
O Lucky Man!
MovieMay 3, 1973

O Lucky Man!

This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the …
This sprawling, surrealist musical serves as an allegory for the pitfalls of capitalism, as it follows the adventures of a young coffee salesman in Europe. Many actors play multiple roles, giving the film a stagy tone.
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Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?
TV ShowJan 9, 1973

Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?

Whatever Happened to the …
Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? is a British sitcom which was broadcast between 9 January 1973 and 9 April 1974 on BBC1. It was the colour sequel to the mid-1960s hit The Likely Lads. It was created and written, as was its predecessor, by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. There were 26 television episodes over two series, and a subsequent 45-minute Christmas special was aired on 24 December 1974.
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1972
The Protectors
TV ShowSep 29, 1972

The Protectors

The Protectors is a British television series, an action …
The Protectors is a British television series, an action thriller created by Gerry Anderson. It was Anderson's second TV series to exclusively use live actors as opposed to marionettes (following UFO), and his second to be firmly set in contemporary times (following The Secret Service). It was also the only Gerry Anderson-produced television series that was not of the fantasy or science fiction genres. It was produced by Lew Grade's ITC Entertainment production company. Despite not featuring marionettes or any real science fiction elements, The Protectors became one of Anderson's most popular productions, easily winning a renewal for a second season. A third season was in the planning stages when the show's major sponsor, Brut, ended its funding and thus forced the series' cancellation.
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Straight On till Morning
MovieJul 9, 1972

Straight On till Morning

Straight On till Morning is a …
Straight On till Morning is a 1972 British thriller film directed by Peter Collinson and starring Rita Tushingham, Shane Briant, James Bolam, Katya Wyeth and John Clive. It was made by Hammer Studios. The screenplay concerns a reserved young woman who finds herself attracted to a handsome stranger, unaware of his psychotic tendencies.
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1969
Take Three Girls
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TV ShowNov 17, 1969

Take Three Girls

Take Three Girls is a television drama series broadcast by …
Take Three Girls is a television drama series broadcast by BBC1 between 1969 and 1971 which follows three young women sharing a flat in "Swinging London" (17 Glazbury Road, West Kensington W14). It was BBC1's first colour drama series.
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Otley
MovieMar 11, 1969

Otley

Gerald Arthur Otley (Sir Tom Courtenay), wannabe …
Gerald Arthur Otley (Sir Tom Courtenay), wannabe antiques dealer, is kicked out of his flat for failing to pay rent, sleeps at a friend's house for the night, wakes up two days later in an airport field, and finds himself entangled in international espionage.
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1967
Half a Sixpence
MovieDec 21, 1967

Half a Sixpence

A 1967 drama film about a wandering minstrel in …
A 1967 drama film about a wandering minstrel in Medieval England. The film focuses on the adventures of Rolf, who wanders through various locations throughout the production. Rolf begins his journey in a small village, where the residents of the town have assembled for a baptism of a newly born child. He has a discussion on life and death with the members of the town, and they suggest that he heads east, to avoid the plague. He then proceeds to take residence in a small keep, where he entertains the area's Lord with song. The film includes some realistic violence.
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Inheritance
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TV ShowSep 29, 1967

Inheritance

Inheritance was a 1967 Granada produced ITV drama based …
Inheritance was a 1967 Granada produced ITV drama based on a 1932 novel by Phyllis Bentley. The ten-part period drama revolved around the fortunes of the Oldroyds, a Yorkshire mill owning family from 1812 to 1965. The early part of the series featured the Luddite riots involving the burning of mills and the subsequent execution of those responsible. The series turned the expression "There's trouble at t'mill" into a catchphrase.
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1964
Murder Most Foul
MovieMar 1, 1964

Murder Most Foul

Murder Most Foul is the third of four Miss Marple films made by …
Murder Most Foul is the third of four Miss Marple films made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Loosely based on the novel Mrs McGinty's Dead by Agatha Christie, it stars Margaret Rutherford as Miss Jane Marple, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell as Inspector Craddock, and Stringer Davis (Rutherford's real-life husband) as Mr. Stringer. The story is ostensibly based on the original Christie story, but notably changes the action and characters. Hercule Poirot is replaced by Miss Marple and most other characters are not in the original story.
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1962
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
MovieSep 26, 1962

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Ru…

A rebellious youth (Sir Tom …
A rebellious youth (Sir Tom Courtenay), sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his incarceration lead him to re-evaluate his privileged status as the Governor's (Sir Michael Redgrave's) prize runner.
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A Kind of Loving
MovieApr 12, 1962

A Kind of Loving

A young man, inching his way up from working-class traditions …
A young man, inching his way up from working-class traditions via a white-collar job, finds himself trapped by the frightening reality of his girlfriend's pregnancy and is forced into marrying her and moving in with his mother-in-law due to a housing shortage in their Northern England town.
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Z-Cars
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TV ShowJan 2, 1962

Z-Cars

Z-Cars or Z Cars /ˈzɛd ˌkɑːrz/ is a British television drama …
Z-Cars or Z Cars /ˈzɛd ˌkɑːrz/ is a British television drama series centred on the work of mobile uniformed police in the fictional town of Newtown, based on Kirkby, Lancashire. Produced by the BBC, it debuted in January 1962 and ran until September 1978.
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1961
The Kitchen
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MovieAug 1, 1961

The Kitchen

The Kitchen is a 1961 black and white British drama film …
The Kitchen is a 1961 black and white British drama film directed by James Hill and starring Carl Möhner, Mary Yeomans, Brian Phelan, Tom Bell, Eric Pohlmann and James Bolam. The film follows an ensemble of the staff in a cafe's kitchen during the course of one busy morning. The script is based on the 1957 stage play of the same name by Arnold Wesker. The film was produced by Sidney Cole for Act Films Ltd.
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1960
Nigel Williams
Child1960

Nigel Williams

Nigel Williams born.
1935
James Bolam
BirthJune 1935

James Bolam

James Bolam was born.
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