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Once upon a Time in the North


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"A comedy about your basic, complicated northern family," is how Bernard Hill describes this new six-part comedy series by Tim Firth , author of All Quiet on the Preston Front. Hill stars as Len
Tollit, a man determined to provide for his family at any cost, undeterred by the failure that dogs him at every turn.
In the first episode, The Time Len Spent His Redundancy Cheque, Len plans a flash party to launch his new business.
A Philip Partridge production for BBCtv


Unknown: Tim Firth
Len: Bernard Hill
Pat: Christine Moore
Mr Bebbington: Bryan Pringle
Swbhan: Susan McArdle
Sean: Andrew Whyment
Morris: Bob Mason
BobCarling: Bill Stewart

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Once upon a Time in the North

BBC One London, 3 May 1994 20.30

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