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In at the Deep End


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Six films in which Chris Serle and Paul Heiney take it in turns to plunge in at the deep end and learn the hard way about a completely new world.
Film Actor
As an actor, Paul Heiney is an absolute beginner. Now he must work for the chance to play a brutal German mercenary who tries to throttle Michael Caine. The film is Water, a major new feature written and produced by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (creators of Porridge and The Likely Lads)
Paul goes to RADA hoping to become the most dangerous man you've ever seen. He visits Oliver Reed to ask how to play a screen heavy - and finds he has taken on more than he expected. A
Hollywood dialect doctor teaches him the German accent. And he must learn to fight like a trained killer.
Before Paul faces the camera, Billy Connolly and Brenda Vaccaro offer last-minute advice. Michael Caine 's tip is 'Say the lines as you would to anyone you disliked intensely - which is me in this case....'
Series producer EDWARD MIRZOEFF Producer NICK HANDEL


Unknown: Chris Serle
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Paul Heiney
Unknown: Michael Caine.
Produced By: Dick Clement
Produced By: Ian La Frenais
Unknown: Oliver Reed
Unknown: Billy Connolly
Unknown: Brenda Vaccaro
Unknown: Michael Caine
Unknown: Mike Spooner.
Unknown: Patrick Turley

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