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The Beiderbecke Tapes (1987– )

TV Mini-series | 151 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

Trevor Chaplin teaches woodwork and likes to listen to jazz. Jill Swinburne teaches English and wants to help save the planet. They live together and just want a quiet life. Then they meet John the barman who died but is much better now. ...See moreTrevor Chaplin teaches woodwork and likes to listen to jazz. Jill Swinburne teaches English and wants to help save the planet. They live together and just want a quiet life. Then they meet John the barman who died but is much better now. John gave them a tape which led to meeting Dave the wimp. They find out about The Peoples Front For The Liberation of west Yorkshire. The man with no name called Mr Peterson came to see them. He was followed by the six men in grey suits. Jill goes to see The Oldest Suffragette In Town. Trevor and Jill go on a trip to Amsterdam with their class from "San Quentin High". Trevor and Jill meet The Honourable Order of Elks who are "looking for a bit of action". Written by Steve Crook See less
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Updated Dec 13, 1987

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Dec 13, 1987 (United Kingdom)

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24 cast members
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James Bolam
Trevor Chaplin Trevor Chaplin   See fewer
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Barbara Flynn
Jill Swinburne Jill Swinburne   See fewer
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Dudley Sutton
Mr. Carter Mr. Carter   See fewer
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Malcolm Storry
Mr. Peterson Mr. Peterson   See fewer
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Keith Smith
Mr. Wheeler Mr. Wheeler   See fewer
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Beryl Reid
Sylvia Sylvia   See fewer
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David Battley
John the Barman / John the barman John the Barman / John the barman   See fewer
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Robert Longden
Mr. Pitt / Pitt Mr. Pitt / Pitt   See fewer
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Peter Martin
Charlie the Gravedigger / Charlie the gravedigger Charlie the Gravedigger / Charlie the gravedigger   See fewer
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Judy Brooke
Yvonne Fairweather Yvonne Fairweather   See fewer
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Maggie Jones
Bella Atkinson Bella Atkinson   See fewer
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Christopher Wilkinson
Dave the Wimp Dave the Wimp   See fewer
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Dave Leslie
Man Opposite Man Opposite   See fewer
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Victor Maddern
Sam Bentley Sam Bentley   See fewer
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Marlous Fluitsma
Tour Guide Tour Guide   See fewer
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Timothy Carlton
Carstairs Carstairs   See fewer
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Alan Starkey
Man at Funeral Man at Funeral   See fewer
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Geoff Oldham
Minister at Funeral Minister at Funeral   See fewer
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Anthony Molloy
Tony (uncredited) Tony (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philip Wilde
1st Grey Guardian (uncredited) 1st Grey Guardian (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.6 / 10 | 272 votes