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Series cast summary:
David Morrissey ...  Finney 6 episodes, 1994
Andy Serkis ...  Tom 6 episodes, 1994
Melanie Hill ...  Lena 6 episodes, 1994
Clive Russell ...  Tucker 6 episodes, 1994
Pooky Quesnel ...  Carol 6 episodes, 1994
Lynn Farleigh ...  Mary 6 episodes, 1994
Neil Shackleton Neil Shackleton ...  Frank 6 episodes, 1994
Stewart Porter Stewart Porter ...  Gordo 6 episodes, 1994
John Woodvine ...  Bobo Snr. 6 episodes, 1994
Christopher Fairbank ...  Bobo Jnr. 6 episodes, 1994
Brian Lewis Brian Lewis ...  PawPaw 6 episodes, 1994
Elspeth Charlton Elspeth Charlton ...  Roma 6 episodes, 1994
Gavin Makel Gavin Makel ...  Young Finney 6 episodes, 1994
Chris Woodger Chris Woodger ...  Young Tom 6 episodes, 1994
Mike Yeaman Mike Yeaman ...  Jimmy Spears 6 episodes, 1994
Angela Lonsdale Angela Lonsdale ...  Suzie 5 episodes, 1994
David Hayman ...  McDade 5 episodes, 1994
Mark Benton ...  Billy 5 episodes, 1994
Kenneth Glenaan ...  Arthur Owen 5 episodes, 1994
Steve Ramsden Steve Ramsden ...  D.I. Rivers 5 episodes, 1994
Jonathan Magnanti Jonathan Magnanti ...  Iain 4 episodes, 1994
Trevor Fox Trevor Fox ...  Barry 4 episodes, 1994
John McArdle ...  Louis Souter 4 episodes, 1994
Sidney Cole ...  Clive 4 episodes, 1994
Ace Bhatti ...  McDade's Minder 4 episodes, 1994
Roger Griffiths ...  Doyle 4 episodes, 1994
Joyce Falconer Joyce Falconer ...  Lorna 4 episodes, 1994
John Grieve John Grieve ...  Tony 4 episodes, 1994
Patricia Ross Patricia Ross ...  Beth 3 episodes, 1994
Neil Packham Neil Packham ...  1st Policeman / ... 3 episodes, 1994
Maria McAteer Maria McAteer ...  Jenny 3 episodes, 1994
David Alex Hayman David Alex Hayman ...  Ben 3 episodes, 1994
Sam Hayman Sam Hayman ...  Andy 3 episodes, 1994
Irene MacDougall Irene MacDougall ...  Charlie 2 episodes, 1994
Michael Hines Michael Hines ...  2nd Minder 2 episodes, 1994
Michael Gunn Michael Gunn ...  Barman 2 episodes, 1994
Muireann Kelly Muireann Kelly ...  Young Nurse 2 episodes, 1994
Marie Hamer Marie Hamer ...  Young Lena 2 episodes, 1994
Tim Stone Tim Stone ...  Mick 2 episodes, 1994
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"Finney" begins with the murder of the patriarch of a criminal family, Patrick "Tucker" Finney. Who killed him? There are plenty of suspects - from his compulsive gambler and drug addict son Tom to rival "businessman" Bobo Simpson. Tucker's eldest son, Steven (or Finney, as everyone calls him) couldn't care less. As a sick joke, his father has left him a derelict cinema in the middle of Simpson territory. Finney decides to turn it into a jazz club, and finally pull his life together. Meanwhile, his older sister Lena, who has inherited both Tucker's shady empire and his hard personality, has decided to find out who murdered her father... Written by <rosie@ihug.co.nz>

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A family legacy smeared with vengeful blood.

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English

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17 November 1994 (UK) See more »

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A storm in Newcastle
1 August 2013 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

In 1988 there was a Channel 4 funded film called Stormy Monday that starred Sting as a nightclub owner in Newcastle mixed up in a plot that involved Sean Bean, Tommy Lee Jones and Melanie Griffiths as a waitress in the north east.

Finney which was made by ITV six years later is a spin off, a presumed prequel to the film, with David Morrissey taking over from Sting as Finney.

Both Morrissey and John Woodvine stand out in this series and Morrissey is certainly more memorable in the part than Sting.

Again Finney is a nightclub/Jazz club owner involved with local Newcastle gangsters, feuding families and the mystery of who killed his criminal father.

Shades of Get Carter and Gangsters with rivals who all have something to hide. However the series had a lukewarm reception and has largely been forgotten.


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