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Adaptation of John Braine's novel. Joe arrives with money and sex on his mind, but his plan to marry into the middle classes is blown apart by his love for an older, married woman.

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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Sun 30 Sep 2012 23:30

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Role Contributor
Joe Lampton Matthew McNulty
Alice Aisgill Maxine Peake
Susan Brown Jenna Coleman
Mr Hoylake Peter Wight
Mr Brown Kevin McNally
Mrs Thompson Julia Ford
Mr Thompson Kevin Doyle
Charles Tom Brooke
Jack Wales Theo James
Eva Storr Zoe Telford
Bob Storr Paul Hilton
Joan Lauren Crace
Beryl Kate O'Flynn
George Aisgill Daniel Flynn
Marla Kerrie Hayes
Esther Eithne Browne
Ray Paul Tomblin
Mrs Brown Beatrice Comins
Writer Amanda Coe
Producer Paul Frift
Producer Paul Frift
Author John Braine
Producer Aisling Walsh


  • Wed 26 Sep 2012 21:00
  • Thu 27 Sep 2012 02:30
  • Sat 29 Sep 2012 22:15
  • Sun 30 Sep 2012 23:30