Pennies from Heaven

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Pennies From Heaven is a 1978 BBC musical drama serial written by Dennis Potter. The title is taken from the song "Pennies from Heaven" written by Johnny Burke and Arthur Johnston. It was one of several Potter serials to mix the reality of the drama... read more

Pennies From Heaven is a 1978 BBC musical drama serial written by Dennis Potter. The title is taken from the song "Pennies from Heaven" 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 extended performances of popular songs.

Original Release

03/07/1978 on BBC

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Cast

Freddie Jones Headmaster
Bob Hoskins Arthur Parker
Peter Bowles Prosecuting Counsel
Ronald Fraser Major Archibald Paxville
Roger Sloman Ted
Peter Cellier Bank Manager
Cheryl Campbell Eileen
Gemma Craven Joan Parker
Philip Locke Farmer
John Ringham Sergeant
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Down Sunnyside Lane Tuesday, 07 March 1978
2 The Sweetest Thing Tuesday, 14 March 1978
3 Easy Come, Easy Go Tuesday, 21 March 1978
4 Better Think Twice Tuesday, 28 March 1978
5 Painting the Clouds Tuesday, 04 April 1978
6 Says My Heart Tuesday, 11 April 1978

Directors

Piers Haggard

Writers

Dennis Potter

Cast

Producers

Editors

David Martin, Howard Dell

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