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1979 

Tosker and Mary's marriage has disintegrated to the point where it is completely over, but for the sake of their children, Anthony and Bernadette, they stay together. Depressed and worried ... See full summary »

Director:

Simon Cellan Jones

Writer:

Peter Flannery

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Craig ... Geordie Peacock
Mark Strong ... Tosker Cox
Julia Hampson Julia Hampson ... Olive
Libby Davison Libby Davison ... Sarah
Christopher Eccleston ... Nicky Hutchinson
Mary Woodvine Mary Woodvine ... Alison
Neil Armstrong Neil Armstrong ... Ben
David Haddow David Haddow ... Detective Inspector Martin Oldfield
Peter Michael McGowan ... Detective Sergeant Conway (as Peter McGowan)
Nick Figgis Nick Figgis ... Anthony Cox
Emma Lightfoot Emma Lightfoot ... Bernadette Cox
Gina McKee ... Mary Cox
Judith Parker Judith Parker ... Mrs Noble
Freda Dowie ... Florrie Hutchinson
Peter Vaughan ... Felix Hutchinson
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Tosker and Mary's marriage has disintegrated to the point where it is completely over, but for the sake of their children, Anthony and Bernadette, they stay together. Depressed and worried about the loss of his hair, Tosker frequents local nightclubs with Geordie and together they have continual one-night stands. Nicky has returned to more conventional politics and wins selection as the Labour Party candidate in the constituency next door to Eddie Wells MP, who has since rejoined the Labour Party himself. His Conservative opponent Claudia Seabrook, the daughter of the now disgraced former Home Secretary Claude Seabrook, is given Colin Butler as an agent by the regional office, and he begins to run an extreme smear campaign against Nicky. Geordie, now living next door to Nicky, has been making a living selling drugs for corrupt Newcastle policemen. Shortly before his flat is raided by the police, he discovers that Julia has committed suicide and is convinced that Benny Barratt was ... Written by GusF

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Genres:

Drama

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Release Date:

19 February 1996 (UK) See more »

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When Geordie returns to Soho, in a scene which takes place before the general election of May 1979, he walks past a poster for the film Quadrophenia, which wasn't released until September of that year. See more »

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