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    Can anyone remember a series of plays put out (I think) on BBC2 under a label like "Black Comedy" in the late 70s or early 80's?



    I can only remember one of them: a brilliant satire on free enterprise Thatcherite Britain, which featured (I believe) Jonathan Pryce as a vicar so "streamlined" that he conducts a christening with his "choir" on a tv set balanced on the font; and Warren Clarke(?) as his mercenary neighbour who invites him round for drinks, hands him a glass and says: "That'll be 50p, please".



    If anyone knows any more details - or, unbelievably, actually owns a copy - I'd be extremely grateful.



    Thanks

    David

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    This was EVERYONE A WINNER one of a series of six 60 minute plays put out by Channel 4 in 1988 under the general title TICKETS FOR THE TITANIC, a look at Britain's decline in the 1980s

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    I've done a bit of checking in the 'Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy' and I think that the programme you are refering to is 'Everyone a Winnner' which was the last of six individual plays that went under the title 'Tickets for the Titanic'. Jonathan Pryce plays a vicar - Reverend Richard Hopkins and Warren Clarke is also in the cast so it seems likely that is the one you mean. It was broadcast on the 9th March 1988. I've not actually seen it so am unable to help you with a copy/

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    Thanks for that, Hugo. Pity that it was Ch 4 because it will be hard to find a copy but at least I know what to look out for.

    David

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    ....of "Everyone a Winner?"



    Suppose I should try the searches board.

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