Episode 1

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Duration: 1 hour

Leaving working class Dufton behind him, Joe Lampton arrives in the affluent mill town of Warley with two things on his mind - money and sex. He takes lodgings at The Top, where the rich folk live, and starts mixing with a better class of female at the local amateur dramatic society. He is soon dating Susan Brown, the daughter of the richest man in Warley. But his plan to marry into the wealthy middle classes is threatened by his feelings for Alice Aisgill, a woman who is not only ten years older than him, but also married.

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  • Photo: Joe and Susan

    Photo: Joe and Susan

    Joe Lampton (Matthew McNulty) and Susan Brown (Jenna-Louise Coleman).

  • Photo: Joe meets the Aisgills

    Photo: Joe meets the Aisgills

    From left to right: George Aisgill (Daniel Flynn), his wife Alice (Maxine Peake), with Joe Lampton (Matthew McNulty) in the foreground.

Credits

Joe Lampton
Matthew McNulty
Joe Lampton
Matthew McNulty
Alice Aisgill
Maxine Peake
Alice Aisgill
Maxine Peake
Susan Brown
Jenna-Louise Coleman
Susan Brown
Jenna-Louise Coleman
Mr Brown
Kevin McNally
Mr Brown
Kevin McNally
Mrs Thompson
Julia Ford
Mrs Thompson
Julia Ford
Mr Thompson
Kevin Doyle
Mr Thompson
Kevin Doyle
Eva Storr
Zoe Telford
Eva Storr
Zoe Telford
Bob Storr
Paul Hilton
Bob Storr
Paul Hilton
Joan
Lauren Crace
Joan
Lauren Crace
Beryl
Kate O'Flynn
Beryl
Kate O'Flynn
Marla
Kerrie Hayes
Marla
Kerrie Hayes
Producer
Paul Frift
Producer
Paul Frift

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