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Nice Work: 1


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A four-part serial.
Screenplay from his own novel by David Lodge.
January 1986. Industry Year. Rummidge, that lovely, sprawling Midlands city raked by motorways, reluctantly confronts another working week. On our right, Mr Vic Wilcox - dynamic, self-made managing director appointed to 'turn round' a struggling engineering firm. On our left, Dr Robyn Penrose - university lecturer in English Literature and expert on the Victorian industrial novel. They have no notion of each other's existence; the piece of paper that will bring them together lies in a recycled envelope at the bottom of someone's in-tray....

(BBC Pebble Mill)
(Feature: page 17)


Author: David Lodge
Composer: Rachel Portman
Cameraman: Paul Woolston
Lighting: John Abbott
Designer: Ian Ashurst
Producer: Chris Parr
Director: Christopher Menaul
Vic Wilcox: Warren Clarke
Robyn Penrose: Haydn Gwynne
Marjorie Wilcox: Janet Dale
Brian Everthorpe: John Forgeham
Stuart Baxter: David Calder
Philip Swallow: Christopher Godwin
Bob Busby: Tim Preece
Rupert Sutcliffe: Terry Coates
Tom Rigby: John Arthur
Pamela: Marilyn Moylan
Student: Edda Kay Sharpe
Student: Howard Belgard
Student: Bridget Gardener
Danny Ram: Tariq Yunus
Manager at Pringle's: Ray Hingley
Manager at Pringle's: Colin Simmonds
Youth in garage: Mustifa Dinson
Foundry worker: Tony Caron
Foundry worker: Steve Money
Foundry worker: Anthony Warner

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