Pennies from Heaven (1978)

Status: Ended

Airdate: 1978-03-07

Runtime: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Genre(s): Drama

Language(s): English


Pennies From Heaven is a 1978 BBC television drama serial written by Dennis Potter. The title is taken from a song of the same name written by Johnny Burke and Arthur Johnston. It was one of several Potter serials to mix the reality of the drama with a dark fantasy content, and the earliest of his works where the characters burst into miming to popular 1930s songs.

Episode Title Rating Airdate Skipped Watched
Normal Episodes 6
Season 1 6
Cast 32
Cheryl Campbell - Eileen
Bob Hoskins - Arthur Parker
Tony Caunter
Hywel Bennett - Tom
Peter Cellier - Bank Manager
Bill Dean - Alf
Kenneth Colley - The Accordion Man
Philip Locke - Farmer
Bella Emberg - Mrs Corder
Gemma Craven - Joan Parker
John Ringham - Sergeant
Roger Brierley - Estate Agent
Roy Boyd
Michael Bilton
Freddie Jones - Headmaster
Keith Marsh
Jenny Logan
Peter Bowles - Prosecuting Counsel
Nigel Havers - Conrad Baker
Ronald Fraser - Major Archibald Paxville
Philip Jackson - Dave
Yolande Palfrey - Blind Girl
Paddy Joyce - Tramp
Rosemary Martin - Marjorie
Robert Putt - Jumbo
Carleton Hobbs - Judge
Roger Sloman - Ted
Roy Holder - Bert
Howard Lew Lewis - Policeman
Vass Anderson - Doctor
Noel Collins - Chaplain
Wally Thomas - Carter
Production 1
Kenith Trodd - Producer
Crew 1
Ken Westbury - Cinematography
Network 1

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