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British Comedy: Blackpool

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Blackpool (2004)
Years: 2004-2006
Broadcaster: BBC
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Musical
Written by: Peter Bowker
Stars: David Morrissey, Sarah Parish
Episodes: 7 (inc special)
Episode Average: 7.714
BEST EPISODE:
Episode 6 (2004)
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 0
Blackpool (2004)

SERIES

(2004)
6 episodes
Series Score: 49
Episode Average: 8.17
Perfect 10's: 0

EPISODE 1

Originally broadcast: 11 November 2004
Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson
Written by: Peter Bowker
Ripley Holden talks about his grand vision when he opens a new arcade, meeting his daughter's new boyfriend delivers something of a shock, and the police order for the doors to stay shut after the discovery of a body.
SONGS:
Viva Las Vegas
You Can Get It If You Really Want
She's Not You
These Boots Are Made for Walkin'

"Drug taking, noise, being ugly without a licence. Who knows? The law's supposed to be a mystery. That's why judges wear wigs."
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TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 2

Originally broadcast: 18 November 2004
Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson
Written by: Peter Bowker
Ripley's furious when he learns that the police plan to interview his son, Natalie names the venue when Carlisle refuses to take no for an answer, and Shyanne demands to know why her boyfriend decided to dump her.
SONGS:
The Gambler
Cupid
Should I Stay
I Second That Emotion

"Hey, sit on that and sing Nessy Dorma!"
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TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 3

Originally broadcast: 25 November 2004
Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson
Written by: Peter Bowker
Forensic evidence suggests that the body was moved from Ripley's flats, the casino hotel project hits a snag when planning permission is denied, and Shyanne points the finger after a beating leaves Steve in hospital.
SONGS:
Brilliant Mistake
Skweeze Me, Pleeze Me
The Boy With the Thorn in His Side
The Secrets That You Keep

"Oh, well. That's lucky then, eh? Give you chance to take that shirt back. You look like a badly wrapped toffee apple."
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TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 4

Originally broadcast: 2 December 2004
Directed by: Coky Giedroyc
Written by: Peter Bowker
The police find that Danny's confession doesn't match up with the facts, Natalie pulls away from Carlisle after learning the truth about him, and Ripley's attempt to buy off Steve leads to an unexpected announcement.
SONGS:
Walk Tall
I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
Ooh La La

"What? Have I got a bat in the cave or what?"
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TOTAL: 7

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EPISODE 5

Originally broadcast: 9 December 2004
Directed by: Coky Giedroyc
Written by: Peter Bowker
Carlisle removes himself from the case after his ethics are questioned, Natalie has a choice to make when she's offered a way out of Blackpool, and a derisory offer is made on the arcade when finances hit crisis point.
SONGS:
Should I Stay or Should I Go
Invisible
Don't Stop Me Now
Knock Knock, Who There?

"Caught them red-handed drilling my machines. My staff had to make a citizen's arrest. I had to send out for the novelty handcuffs."
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TOTAL: 9

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EPISODE 6

Originally broadcast: 16 December 2004
Directed by: Coky Giedroyc
Written by: Peter Bowker
Ripley reveals that he was responsible for the burning down of the flats, a pair of confessions leave Shyanne stunned ahead of her big day, and Natalie faces questions about her affair after one final night of passion.
SONGS:
White Wedding
There Goes My Everything
Don't Leave Me This Way
(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me

"Oh, here he is... Jock of Ages."
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TOTAL: 9
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.7

SPECIAL

(2006)




SPECIAL

VIVA BLACKPOOL

Originally broadcast: 10 June 2006
Directed by: Catherine Morshead
Written by: Peter Bowker
Ripley falls for a jilted American bride-to-be at his new wedding chapel, two rival bidders offer big money for the original Jules Rimet Trophy, and a lack of funding for an ice rink means that morals have to be put aside.
SONGS:
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
I'm On My Way
I Only Want To Be With You
Ring of Fire
It's Not Unusual
Dream a Little Dream

"Hey, hey, hey, hey. A man's life story can't be told by a list of the mistakes he made and the pain he suffered, and I should know. I've had more pain in my life than a cobbler with Parkinson's."
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TOTAL: 5
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RIPLEY HOLDEN

Played by David Morrissey


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NATALIE HOLDEN

Played by Sarah Parish


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DANNY HOLDEN

Played by Thomas Morrison


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DI PETER CARLISLE

Played by David Tennant


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SHYANNE HOLDEN

Played by Georgia Taylor


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ADRIAN MARR

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HALLWORTH

Played by David Bradley


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DC BLYTHE

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STEVE

Played by Kevin Doyle


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DCI JIM ALLBRIGHT

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RUTH

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HAILEY

Played by Lisa Millett


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TERRY CORLETTE

Played by John Thomson


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CHANTELLE

Played by Michelle McCaw


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DEAF BARRY

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KAREN

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MARK REED

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Part of the
British Comedy Collection
Ripley Holden opens a seafront amusement arcade in Blackpool with the intention of turning it into a casino hotel. Things quickly go downhill for him when a body is found on the premises.

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