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Lipstick on Your Collar 

During the Suez Crisis of 1956, two young clerks at the stuffy Foreign Office in Whitehall display little interest in the decline of the British Empire. To their eyes, it can hardly compete... See full summary »
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Giles Thomas ...
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Louise Germaine ...
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 Corporal Berry / ... 6 episodes, 1993
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 Colonel Bernwood / ... 6 episodes, 1993
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 Harold Atterbow 6 episodes, 1993
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 Major Carter / ... 6 episodes, 1993
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Maggie Steed ...
 Aunt Vickie 6 episodes, 1993
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 Uncle Fred 6 episodes, 1993
Bernard Brown ...
 Eden / ... 6 episodes, 1993
Gareth Taplin ...
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 Lt. Colonel Trekker / ... 5 episodes, 1993
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Carrie Leigh ...
 Dream Girl 4 episodes, 1993
Frederick Treves ...
 Brig. Sanders / ... 2 episodes, 1993
Debra Beaumont ...
James Snell ...
 Trigorin 2 episodes, 1993
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Tim Seely ...
 Brigadier 2 episodes, 1993
Roger Hume ...
 Lt. Colonel 2 episodes, 1993
Andy Laycock ...
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Che Walker ...
 Policeman 2 episodes, 1993
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 Coffee Shop Girl / ... 2 episodes, 1993
Michael Neilson ...
 The Man at the Palais 2 episodes, 1993
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During the Suez Crisis of 1956, two young clerks at the stuffy Foreign Office in Whitehall display little interest in the decline of the British Empire. To their eyes, it can hardly compete with girls, rock music (including "Lay Down Your Arms"), and the intrigue of romantic entanglements. Written by Bhob Stewart <bhob@genie.com>

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21 February 1993 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Du rouge à lèvres sur ton col  »

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The final original Dennis Potter production completed and broadcast in his lifetime. See more »

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Major Hedges: Bumholes. Bumholes, say I. In the plural!
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Soundtracks

The Man With The Golden Arm
Written by Elmer Bernstein and Sylvia Fine
Used by kind permission of Warner Chappell Music Ltd
Performed by The Billy May Orchestra
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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Great Fun.
17 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

A tale of youthful lust, against a backdrop of the Suez crisis and national service. Interspersed with some great music of the era, which, for some reason the cast just start singing along to. Seems silly, and it is, but it works, and adds the right touch to the storyline, reflecting all those times when you wish life was a musical.


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