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Steve Coogan ...  Bing Crosby 3 episodes, 2008
Bernard Hill ...  George Crosby 3 episodes, 2008
Lisa Millett ...  Bernadette 3 episodes, 2008
Dominic Senior Dominic Senior ...  Joe Crosby 3 episodes, 2008
Phil Mealey Phil Mealey ...  Andy 3 episodes, 2008
Craig Cash Craig Cash ...  Bob 3 episodes, 2008
Daniel Ryan ...  Greg 3 episodes, 2008
Cleveland Campbell Cleveland Campbell ...  Football Coach 3 episodes, 2008
Rodney Litchfield Rodney Litchfield ...  Mr Todd / ... 3 episodes, 2008
Neil Bell ...  Eddie 2 episodes, 2008
Tony Mooney Tony Mooney ...  Bulldog 2 episodes, 2008
Adam Zane Adam Zane ...  Richard 2 episodes, 2008
Rita May Rita May ...  Doreen 2 episodes, 2008
Sarah Baxendale ...  Receptionist 2 episodes, 2008
Paul Hickey ...  Irishman 2 episodes, 2008
Stephen Marcus ...  Big Alan 2 episodes, 2008
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A heart warming comedy drama about a lovable rogue, his family, lost childhood and second chances. Mr Bing, is going to make something of his life, be a provider for his childhood sweetheart Bernadette and his young son Joe. There's just one problem: Bing thinks his tendency for gambling is going to let him do so. If there's money for betting, he'll find it...and frequently loses it. And he's always sorry. Until the next time. Yet for all his failings, Bernadette loves him. And as for Joe, well there's always Grandad George to cheer him on at football matches when his Dad's down the bookies. However, when Bing's gambling spirals out of control, his losses loom large - the only thing left to lose is his family. Suddenly his whole world is at risk. How can he win back all that he's lost? Written by Stuart Fletcher

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7 October 2008 (UK) See more »

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Marple, Stockport, England, UK

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Best program on BBC this year!
21 November 2008 | by flanagan-benSee all my reviews

This is a very moving drama/ comedy which was well put together for maximum effect. This is a classic example of Craig and Phil's amazing writing and directing skill. Lets hope the BBC allow them to produce more fantastic programs in the future. 4 Million Viewers! WOW! This standard of writing matches up to the Royle Family, another superb sitcom. The cast were great, especially young Joe, what an amazing actor. The story begins with the gambling addiction of Bing, played by Coogan, which shows a true reflection of the habits of some members of the society in which we live today. We learn about the strong relationship between Joe and his grandpa, played by Hill. The drama contains the themes of comedy, drama, love and tragedy. The drama closes with the death of George (Hill). This program is cleverly written as one minute you are rolling around on the floor in hysterics and the next you need a box of tissues. Fantastic! BAFFilms08


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