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The Sharp End (1991– )

TV Mini-series | 50 min | Comedy

This series sees Gwen Taylor's character widowed and wondering what to do with her husband's Debt Collection Agency. She decides to run the business herself, much to the chagrin of a rival, ruthless debt collector. Gwen employs a ...See moreThis series sees Gwen Taylor's character widowed and wondering what to do with her husband's Debt Collection Agency. She decides to run the business herself, much to the chagrin of a rival, ruthless debt collector. Gwen employs a muscle-man, Carmichael, an illiterate hermit who rides around on a push-bike with a tape recording from Gwen of what he is to do. Together they manage to keep the business running, despite attempts from the rival collector to shut them down. Written by Travis (travisw@austarnet.com.au) See less
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Release date (First episode)
Apr 12, 1991 (United Kingdom)

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55 cast members
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Gwen Taylor
Celia Forrest Celia Forrest   See fewer
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Philip Martin Brown
Andy Barras Andy Barras   See fewer
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James Cosmo
Carmichael Carmichael   See fewer
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Gaynor Faye
Crystal Crystal   See fewer
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Clare Kelly
Mrs. Forrest Mrs. Forrest   See fewer
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Tom McGill
Ernie Ernie   See fewer
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Ronnie Stevens
Frank Barras Frank Barras   See fewer
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Louise Harrison
Lisa Barras Lisa Barras   See fewer
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David Allister
Mr. Dale Mr. Dale   See fewer
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Peter Armitage
Brindley Brindley   See fewer
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Joe Belcher
Warboys' Father Warboys' Father   See fewer
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Peter Benson
Henry Lomax Henry Lomax   See fewer
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Susan Brown
Mrs. Swales Mrs. Swales   See fewer
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Anne Carroll
Mrs. Westerby Mrs. Westerby   See fewer
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Jean Challis
Auntie Mu Auntie Mu   See fewer
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Rowena Cooper
Mrs. Johnson Mrs. Johnson   See fewer
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Richard Cubison
Truck Driver Truck Driver   See fewer
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Eileen Davies
Carmichael's Landlady Carmichael's Landlady   See fewer
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Howard Goorney
Registrar Registrar   See fewer
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Wilfred Grove
Mr. Wells Mr. Wells   See fewer
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Alan Haywood
Pub Landlord Pub Landlord   See fewer
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Carol Holt
Andy's Girlfriend Andy's Girlfriend   See fewer
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John Hudson
Warboys Warboys   See fewer
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Maggie Lane
Mrs. Harper Mrs. Harper   See fewer
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Ian Lindsay
Walker Walker   See fewer
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Bob Mason
Insurance Broker Insurance Broker   See fewer
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Martin Matthews
Bank Manager Bank Manager   See fewer
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Charmian May
Mrs. Hemstock Mrs. Hemstock   See fewer
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Rita May
Pub Lady Pub Lady   See fewer
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Ruth Mitchell
Ms Rufford Ms Rufford   See fewer
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Olive Pendleton
Warboys' Mother Warboys' Mother   See fewer
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Gordon Peters
Male Debtor Male Debtor   See fewer
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Leonard Preston
Andy's Lawyer Andy's Lawyer   See fewer
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Ian Reddington
Cliff Swales Cliff Swales   See fewer
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Terence Rigby
Mal Westerby Mal Westerby   See fewer
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Dev Sagoo
Mr. Khan Mr. Khan   See fewer
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Jane Slavin
Waitress Waitress   See fewer
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Ingrid Wells
Jane Wilson Jane Wilson   See fewer
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Philip Wilde
Landlady's Boyfriend Landlady's Boyfriend   See fewer
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Christopher Wilkinson
Lorna's Man Friend Lorna's Man Friend   See fewer
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Geoffrey Wilkinson
Henderson Henderson   See fewer
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David Riley
Car Showroom Salesman (uncredited) Car Showroom Salesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.1 / 10 | 11 votes