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  • Prospects (1986–1986)
  • TV Series | 60 min | Comedy, Drama
Prospects (1986–1986)
TV Series | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

Prospects is a comedy drama series originally shown on Channel 4. The 12 episodes followed two East End 'geezer' characters - Jimmy 'Pincy' Pince played by Gary Olsen and Billy 'Bill' Pearson played by Brian Bovell whilst they try to ...See moreProspects is a comedy drama series originally shown on Channel 4. The 12 episodes followed two East End 'geezer' characters - Jimmy 'Pincy' Pince played by Gary Olsen and Billy 'Bill' Pearson played by Brian Bovell whilst they try to scratch a living in London's Isle of Dogs. It's many themes, often with comedic results, we're 'motivated' by the then UK's government, social decay, racism and general decline in employment opportunities. Written by John Kane See less
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Writers
Alan Janes (series devised by) (written by) | Michael Russell (series devised by)
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Status
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Updated Feb 19, 1986

Release date (First episode)
Feb 19, 1986 (United Kingdom)

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Cast

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138 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
Gary Olsen
Pincy Pincy   See fewer
12
12
Peter Lovstrom
Mickey Smith Mickey Smith   See fewer
8
7
5
Ben Howard
Halforth Halforth   See fewer
5
Treva Etienne
Horace Winstanley Horace Winstanley   See fewer
5
Eddie Tagoe
Stretch Stretch   See fewer
4
3
3
John Benfield
Kev Nolan Kev Nolan   See fewer
2
2
2
Ruddy L. Davis
Postman Postman   See fewer
2
Nigel Davenport
The Governor The Governor   See fewer
2
Jim Barclay
Detective Constable Detective Constable   See fewer
2
Laurence Harrington
Mr. Greaves Mr. Greaves   See fewer
2
Christopher Driscoll
Mr. Tonbridge Mr. Tonbridge   See fewer
2
Jim Norton
Cecil Cecil   See fewer
1
Ken Campbell
George George   See fewer
1
Hazel O'Connor
Bev Reid Bev Reid   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Colin Jeavons
Grimstone Grimstone   See fewer
1
1
Jeremy Nicholas
Jocelyn Gummer Jocelyn Gummer   See fewer
1
1
Johnny Dennis
Albert Albert   See fewer
1
Bernard Hepton
Hymie Peters Hymie Peters   See fewer
1
Peter Bayliss
Freddie Frobisher Freddie Frobisher   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Stuart Barren
Sturridge Sturridge   See fewer
1
John Hallam
Tubby Rawlinson Tubby Rawlinson   See fewer
1
1
Andy Bradford
Lorry Driver Lorry Driver   See fewer
1
1
1
Pat Keen
Olive Olive   See fewer
1
Ken Jones
Mr. Lambert Mr. Lambert   See fewer
1
1
Bernadette Milnes
Mrs Hollis Mrs Hollis   See fewer
1
Owen Whittaker
PC in Chip Shop PC in Chip Shop   See fewer
1
1
1
Robert Lee
Chinese Man Chinese Man   See fewer
1
1
Graham Weston
Mr. Saunders Mr. Saunders   See fewer
1
Badi Uzzaman
Mr. Patel Mr. Patel   See fewer
1
1
Paul Mari
Slimey Keith Slimey Keith   See fewer
1
1
Tony Hippolyte
Raymond Spence Raymond Spence   See fewer
1
1
Anthony Donnelly
PC Derek PC Derek   See fewer
1
Malcolm Tierney
Ralph Finchley Ralph Finchley   See fewer
1
Billy Hartman
Mr. Innes Mr. Innes   See fewer
1
1
1
Dawn Perllman
Ursula Ursula   See fewer
1
Stewart Harwood
Commissionaire Commissionaire   See fewer
1
Paddy Joyce
Peterman Peterman   See fewer
1
Eve Bland
Maude Maude   See fewer
1
Yvonne D'Alpra
Bingo Hall Cashier Bingo Hall Cashier   See fewer
1
1
Chas Bryer
Small Small   See fewer
1
Sophie Brew
Belinda Belinda   See fewer
1
1
1
Ian Redford
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
1
Dave Atkins
Bingo Hall Bouncer Bingo Hall Bouncer   See fewer
1
1
Harmage Singh Kalirai
Petrol Attendant Petrol Attendant   See fewer
1
Martin Friend
Morry Finkle Morry Finkle   See fewer
1
John Joyce
Shotter Shotter   See fewer
1
David Squire
Police Constable Police Constable   See fewer
1
James Sport
Mr. Wheeler Mr. Wheeler   See fewer
1
1
Larry Dann
Henry Henry   See fewer
1
1
Clare Byam-Shaw
Miss Simpson Miss Simpson   See fewer
1
Ralph Watson
Man in Office Man in Office   See fewer
1
James Donnelly
Man in Docks Man in Docks   See fewer
1
Chris Sanders
Butcher Butcher   See fewer
1
Billy Clarke
Dermot Dermot   See fewer
1
Michael Egan
Barman Barman   See fewer
1
Beverley Martin
Bingo Hall Usherette Bingo Hall Usherette   See fewer
1
Leon Silver
Morry's Clerk Morry's Clerk   See fewer
1
Hugh Walters
Mr. Crabtree Mr. Crabtree   See fewer
1
Allan Mitchell
Bank Manager Bank Manager   See fewer
1
Robert Bridges
Dirty Old Man Dirty Old Man   See fewer
1
Ricky Diamond
Murray Murray   See fewer
1
Paul Arlington
Lorry Driver Lorry Driver   See fewer
1
Terry Francis
Man in Chip Shop Man in Chip Shop   See fewer
1
Lilian Hammond
Young Mum Young Mum   See fewer
1
Vic Rose
Man at the Market Man at the Market   See fewer
1
Kenneth Lodge
Officer in Medical Block Officer in Medical Block   See fewer
1
1
1
John Segal
Peter Peter   See fewer
1
Nick Maloney
Dr. Bloomfield Dr. Bloomfield   See fewer
1
Ron Gregory
Panda Car PC Panda Car PC   See fewer
1
1
Juliet Douglas
Assistant in Bank Assistant in Bank   See fewer
1
Frank Lee
The Butcher The Butcher   See fewer
1
Iain Anders
Man at the House Man at the House   See fewer
1
Catherine Harding
Old Lady Old Lady   See fewer
1
1
1
1
1
1
Su Douglas
Gummer's Secretary Gummer's Secretary   See fewer
1
1
1
Steven O'Donnell
Bernard Bernard   See fewer
1
1
1
1
Ray Barron
Postman Postman   See fewer
1
Nicholas Young
Man on the Medina Man on the Medina   See fewer
1
1
The Fairer Sax
Themselves Themselves   See fewer
1
Don McCall
Man outside Post Office Man outside Post Office   See fewer
1
Helen Keating
Barmaid Barmaid   See fewer
1
Robin Hayter
Martin Martin   See fewer
1
1
Steve Sweeney
Andrew Andrew   See fewer
1
Helen Bush
Georgina Georgina   See fewer
1
Pamela Yang
Chinese Girl Chinese Girl   See fewer
1
Jennifer Guy
Sophie Sophie   See fewer
1
1
Victoria Jeffrey
Veronica Veronica   See fewer
1
1
Jon McKenna
The Boxer The Boxer   See fewer
1
Harry Fielder
Runner in Chinese Cafe (uncredited) Runner in Chinese Cafe (uncredited)   See fewer
1
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