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Pennies from Heaven 

Arthur, a sheet music salesman, has an ear for the hit tunes, but nobody will trust it. And his imagination often bursts into full song, building musical numbers around the greatest ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Cheryl Campbell ...  Eileen 6 episodes, 1978
Bob Hoskins ...  Arthur Parker 6 episodes, 1978
Gemma Craven ...  Joan Parker 6 episodes, 1978
Kenneth Colley ...  Accordion Man / ... 6 episodes, 1978
Jenny Logan Jenny Logan ...  Irene 3 episodes, 1978
Dave King ...  Police Inspector 2 episodes, 1978
Freddie Jones ...  Headmaster 2 episodes, 1978
Sam Avent Sam Avent ...  Pianist 2 episodes, 1978
Arnold Peters Arnold Peters ...  Barrett 2 episodes, 1978
Spencer Banks Spencer Banks ...  Maurice 2 episodes, 1978
Michael Bilton Michael Bilton ...  Dad 2 episodes, 1978
Philip Jackson ...  Dave 2 episodes, 1978
Bill Dean ...  Alf 2 episodes, 1978
Bella Emberg ...  Mrs. Corder 2 episodes, 1978
Children From the Forest of Dean Children From the Forest of Dean ...  School Children 2 episodes, 1978
Yolande Palfrey Yolande Palfrey ...  Blind Girl 2 episodes, 1978
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Arthur, a sheet music salesman, has an ear for the hit tunes, but nobody will trust it. And his imagination often bursts into full song, building musical numbers around the greatest frustrations in his life. He meets an innocent young school teacher, Eileen, who seems to hear the same music, but when Eileen learns that he's married, and that she's pregnant with his child, she runs away. Arthur gives up everything to find and protect her, but fate and the music haven't finished with Arthur Parker. Written by Kathy Li

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Filléreső See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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(6 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The BBC original was composed of six episodes, each a bit over an hour long. Their titles are: 1: Down Sunny Side Lane 2: Love Is The Sweetest Thing 3: Easy Come, Easy Go 4: Better Think Twice 5: Painting The Clouds 6: Says My Heart See more »

Quotes

Accordion man: Thank you very, very much, sir. Thank you very, very much, madam.
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Spoofed in Harry & Paul's Story of the 2s (2014) See more »

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Bob Hoskins Is Perfect in the Lead Role!
25 February 2002 | by james362001See all my reviews

Thanks to the PBS Network, KCET 28 Los Angeles, I was able to see "Pennies From Heaven" years ago during a tribute to writer, Dennis Potter. I throughly enjoyed this tv mini-series. To be honest in this review, I did not get to see the last episodes of "Pennies From Heaven" because my VHS video tape cut off after six hours of recording. The last scene I saw was when Bob Hoskins and the blonde lady were eating at a ritzy restaurant and had just tasted the wine. But I throughly enjoyed all that I had seen. The drama, the comedy and the good ole music is fantastic. Bob Hoskins is a young 36 in this film. Handsome and dashing. He is perfect in the lead role. It is fun to watch him lip-syncing. Bob Hoskins acting is the best and the top. His clarity of emotions that he brings forth (to the camera, to the viewer) is impeccable. Oh, how I wish this fine production were available on VHS video or DVD. I guess the only chance of seeing this tv mini-series again is if the PBS network in Los Angeles broadcasts it again. The 25th Anniversary of this "Pennies From Heaven" tv-mini-series is on March 7, 2003.


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