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The Long Firm: Ruby


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2/4. Fading starlet Ruby Ryder is drawn to charismatic nightclub owner and racketeer Harry Starks. But she soon finds herself out of her depth after agreeing to give his boyfriend acting lessons. Guest-starring Joe Absolom. The next episode premieres on BBC4 at 10pm.
Dramatised by Joe Penhall from Jake Arnott's novel
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Author: Jake Arnott
Dramatised by: Joe Penhall
Producer: Liza Marshall
Director: Bille Eltringham
Harry Starks: Mark Strong
Ruby Ryder: Lena Headey
Tommy: Joe Absolom
DI George Mooney: George Costigan
Manny: Neil Conrich
Jock McClusky: Geoff Bell
Eddie: Christopher Simon
Harry's Mum: Diana Brooks
Harry's Dad: Sidney Kean
Auntie May: Eve Shickle
Johnny Ray: Tim Flavin
Bill: John Chancer
Judy Garland: Tracie Bennett
Compere: Charles Barker

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