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A bingo caller in a seedy Liverpool nightclub envisages himself as a tough private eye, and places an advertisement seeking detective work. To his surprise he receives an answer, and despite the pleas of his family, starts pursuing clues doggedly. As he struggles to fulfil the hard-bitten image, the plot thickens. A surreal and witty spoof of the film noir genre starring the cream of British thespian talent.

1 hour, 28 minutes

Last on

Mon 22 Mar 2010 01:25
BBC Two Scotland only


Role Contributor
Eddie GinleyAlbert Finney
EllenBillie Whitelaw
AlisonCarolyn Seymour
WilliamFrank Finlay
StrakerFulton Mackay
Mrs BlankerscoonJanice Rule
NaomiMaureen Lipman
DirectorStephen Frears
ProducerDavid Barber
WriterNeville Smith
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