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Barbara Flynn as Sally Tipper and Kenneth Cranham as Sir Maurice Tipper

Sir Maurice Tipper (played by Kenneth Cranham)

An asset-stripping millionaire, Sir Maurice knows the price of everything, and doesn't even care what the value might be. Business and making money are everything to him, and if that means his methods are just a bit shady, so what? Close-minded, mean and brusque, Sir Maurice is a valuable business contact for Gerald Fedden, who wants to keep on the right side of him.

Kenneth Cranham %3Cbr%20/%3E%3Cbr%20/%3E Since first appearing on our screens as Noah Claypole in Lionel Bart's Oliver!*, Kenneth Cranham's rarely been off them. He's had parts in films including Peter Greenaway's Prospero's Books*, Gangster No 1, and Layer Cake, as well as Kevin and Perry Go Large. %3Cbr%20/%3E%3Cbr%20/%3EHe's had ongoing roles in TV series including Z Cars*, Danger UXB*, Therese Raquin*, Brideshead Revisited*, and guest starred in Inspector Morse*, Dalziel and Pascoe and Hustle among others. He recently starred as Pompey Magnus in Rome, and as Harold Wilson in BBC FOUR's The Lavender List. %3Cbr%20/%3E%3Cbr%20/%3E
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    Sally Tipper (played by Barbara Flynn)

    Self-satisfied and deeply conservative, Sally enjoys the status her husband's money brings her. She has no real feel for culture, seeing it only as a way of showing off how wealthy they are. Easily shocked, she is quick to condemn anyone with a lifestyle at odds with her own.

    Barbara Flynn %3Cbr%20/%3E%3Cbr%20/%3E Barbara's impressive list of TV credits includes starring roles in The Beiderbecke Trilogy*, Cracker* (as Fitz's wife Judith), Open All Hours (playing the Milk Woman), Mrs Mason in Hornblower*, Miss Browning in Wives and Daughters*, and Dr Rose Marie in A Very Peculiar Practice. %3Cbr%20/%3E%3Cbr%20/%3EMore recently, she's guest starred in Sea of Souls and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, as well as playing Mrs French in He Knew He was Right and Mary Queen of Scots in Elizabeth I*, alongside Helen Mirren. %3Cbr%20/%3E%3Cbr%20/%3E
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    Sophie Tipper

    At one point engaged to be married to Toby Fedden, Sophie Tipper is a beautiful would-be-actress whose career has so far failed to get off the ground.

    Elize Du Toit %3Cbr%20/%3E%3Cbr%20/%3E South-African born Elize is best known for playing Izzy Cornwell Davies in Hollyoaks for four years. Her other screen credits include appearances in film Flirting With Flamenco, and a guest role in Dalziel and Pascoe. %3Cbr%20/%3E%3Cbr%20/%3E
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    Episode 1
    Episode 2 transmitted 9pm, May 24 2006
    Episode 3 transmitted 9pm, May 31 2006


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