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Big Deal


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A serial in ten parts written by GEOFF MCQUEEN 1: Home and Dry
Robby Box is nearly there! But is his money safe when 'Mr Poker' flies in from America?
Producer TERENCE Williams Director DAVID REYNOLDS (R)


Written By: Geoff McQueen
Unknown: Robby Box
Producer: Terence Williams
Director: David Reynolds
Robby Box: Ray Brooks
Jan Oliver: Sharon Duce
Vicar: Keith Smith
Alison Diamond: Marion Bailey
Jeremy Cook: Alec Linstead
Debby: Lisa Geoghan
Geordie: Andy Mulligan
Tommy: James Ottaway
ViBox: Pamela Cundell
Hal Brookman: Bob Sherman
Frank AIdino: Ben Howard
Kipper: Roger Walker
Ferret: Kenneth Waller
Black George: Alex Tetieh-Lartey
Joan: Deirdre Costello
Dick Mayer: Stephen Tate
Denny More: Jeff Hall
Kenny Roberts: Michael Melia
Jan's neighbour: Eric Mason

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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