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Big Breadwinner Hog 

The rise of a vicious young thief, Hog, to the top of the London criminal fraternity
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Series cast summary:
Peter Egan ...  Hog 8 episodes, 1969
Alan Browning Alan Browning ...  Izzard 8 episodes, 1969
Donald Burton ...  Ackerman 8 episodes, 1969
Timothy West ...  Lennox 8 episodes, 1969
Rosemary McHale Rosemary McHale ...  Joanna Edgeworth 8 episodes, 1969
James Hunter James Hunter ...  Raymond Balls 8 episodes, 1969
David Leland David Leland ...  Grange 8 episodes, 1969
Brian McDermott Brian McDermott ...  Greenwood 7 episodes, 1969
Godfrey Quigley ...  Ryan 7 episodes, 1969
Peter Thomas Peter Thomas ...  Shane Raspery 7 episodes, 1969
Priscilla Morgan ...  Moira 6 episodes, 1969
Barry Linehan ...  Spicer 6 episodes, 1969
Davyd Harries ...  Cardno 5 episodes, 1969
Tony Steedman ...  Singleton 5 episodes, 1969
Hamilton Dyce Hamilton Dyce ...  Gould 4 episodes, 1969
Michael Turner ...  Mr. Eberhart 4 episodes, 1969
Tenniel Evans ...  Det. Supt. Nicholson 4 episodes, 1969
Arthur Pentelow Arthur Pentelow ...  Det. Insp. Walker 4 episodes, 1969
Gerry Cowan Gerry Cowan ...  Operative / ... 4 episodes, 1969
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The rise of a vicious young thief, Hog, to the top of the London criminal fraternity

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

11 April 1969 (UK) See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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(8 episodes)

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The role played by Donald Burton was offered to George Sewell. See more »

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Featured in TV Hell (1992) See more »

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A ground breaking series, but where is it now?
30 October 2002 | by bill_lawrenceSee all my reviews

I remember seeing this series in 1969 and the controversy it created. It was something I had to see each week for the extraordinary energy of Peter Egan's central performance and the break-through violence that permeated the series. 33 years on my memories are very vague and I have not heard of the series since.

The attacks in the tabloid press were severe, does it still exist? Or was it wiped? It is amazing to see that Apted and Newell were responsible for the series direction, not something that meant much to me when I was 15!

Recent addition to comment. The DVD of the series was released in March 2007.

A chance for a re-assessment.


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