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Nice Work


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A four-part serial.
Screenplay from his own novel by David Lodge.
3: Vic acts on Robyn's advice to educate the workforce and addresses a meeting - with an unexpected interruption.
Basil turns up unannounced, with disturbing news of Charles's research in the City of London. And as the Shadow Scheme draws to an end, Vic presses Robyn to accompany him on a vital business trip to Germany.


Novel By: David Lodge.
Music: Rachel Portman
Unknown: Richard Reynolds
Unknown: John Abbott
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Producer: Chris Parr
Director: Christopher Menaul
Vic Wilcox: Warren Clarke
Robyn Penrose: Haydn Gwynne
Stuart Baxter: David Calder
Basil Penrose: Patrick Pearson
Herr Winkler: Rudiger Bahr
Dr Patsch: Vitus Zeplichal
Marjorie Wilcox: Janet Dale
Tom Rigby: John Arthur
Marion: Penny Bostock
Brian Everthorpe: John Forgeham
Shirley: Tricia George
George Prendergast: Neales McGrath
Danny Ram: Tariq Yunus
Shop steward: Balraj Singh Somal
Foundry workers: Steve Money
Foundry workers: Anthony Warner
Teacher (1951): Vass Anderson
Teacher (1986): Martin Tomms
Nymphs: Thomasina Conway
: Amanda Pointer
Nymphs: Stephanie Schonfield
Nymphs: Caroline Wildi
Young ViC: Richard Bakewell

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