In the future (1999), the UK is subdivided into two regions by barbed wire and border patrols. Northern Britain is cold, bleak and impoverished, while sunny South Britain is a place of ... See full summary »
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John Gordon Sinclair ...  Gavin Sinclair 7 episodes, 1989
Adrian Edmondson ...  Giles Tewkesbury 7 episodes, 1989
Ed Devereaux ...  Computer voice / ... 6 episodes, 1989
Phil McCall Phil McCall ...  Gavin's Dad 5 episodes, 1989
June Watson ...  Gavin's mum 5 episodes, 1989
Elaine Collins Elaine Collins ...  TV reporter 4 episodes, 1989
Christopher Godwin Christopher Godwin ...  Mr. Haverty 4 episodes, 1989
Tony Meyer Tony Meyer ...  Donald 4 episodes, 1989
Roger Sloman ...  Mr. Lambie 4 episodes, 1989
Lynsey Baxter ...  Serena 3 episodes, 1989
Ron Donachie ...  Mr. Pym 3 episodes, 1989
Celia Imrie ...  Nurse 3 episodes, 1989
David Meyer David Meyer ...  Ronald 3 episodes, 1989
Steven O'Donnell ...  Robbie 3 episodes, 1989
Elizabeth Bennett Elizabeth Bennett ...  Miss. Ainscow 2 episodes, 1989
Anthony Benson Anthony Benson ...  Butler 2 episodes, 1989
Andrée Bernard ...  Yana Haverty 2 episodes, 1989
Peter Cellier ...  Mr. Gershwin 2 episodes, 1989
Jake D'Arcy Jake D'Arcy ...  DI Ure 2 episodes, 1989
Alan Hardwick Alan Hardwick ...  Newsreader 2 episodes, 1989
Tony Osoba ...  DC Cieslik 2 episodes, 1989
Victoria Wicks ...  Receptionist / ... 2 episodes, 1989
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In the future (1999), the UK is subdivided into two regions by barbed wire and border patrols. Northern Britain is cold, bleak and impoverished, while sunny South Britain is a place of relative luxury. When Lord Tewkesbury, the owner of rich conglomerate, decides his son Giles needs more real-life experience, he arranged for Giles to work under an assumed name. Unfortunately, this results in Giles being sent to North Britain to do menial labor, while previously impoverished Gavin is transferred to sunny South Britain. Written by Mike Konczewski

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17 October 1989 (UK) See more »

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Zwei seriöse Damen in Dublin See more »

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The series takes place in 1999. See more »

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lost favourite
8 March 2005 | by ChazMutzSee all my reviews

Well, I'm glad that I'm not the only one that remembers this series.. I always liked it too, particularly the satirical slants on the north/south divide, Police PLC, (just as it seemed like the whole country was being sold on the stock market) and the "thatchers". The series saw the "pairing" of Ade Edmondson and John Gordon Sinclair as young men from the opposite sides of the political and financial as well as the geographical divide. (John Gordon Sinclair also starred in another "lost" series, "Hot Metal") It seemed to finish cued up for a second series that just never happened. Of course Marks and Gran also went on to pen that other political satire (starring the other half of the "dangerous brothers", Rik Mayall) "The New Statesman"


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