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  • BBC Two
  • 2005-04-19T00:00:00Z
  • 150 mins
  • 7 hours, 30 mins
  • Drama
A story of unrequited love set in 1930s London, against the backdrop of grimy streets and public houses.

3 episodes

1x01 The Midnight Bell - Bob's Story

  • Series Premiere

    2005-04-19T04:00:00Z — 150 mins

The plot centres on three characters, each of whom are the focus of one episode. In the first, Bob (Bryan Dick), a waiter who wants to be a writer, falls in love with a prostitute, Jenny (Zoë Tapper): but this leads him into a downward spiral of drinking and spending his hard-earned savings.

1x02 The Siege of Pleasure - Jenny's Story

  • 2005-04-20T04:00:00Z — 150 mins

The plot centres on three characters, each of whom are the focus of one episode. In the second episode, we're shown how Jenny became a prostitute, which adds dimension to her part of the story and engenders sympathy for what had been an unsympathetic character.

1x03 The Plains of Cement - Ella's Story

  • 2005-04-21T04:00:00Z — 150 mins

The plot centres on three characters, each of whom are the focus of one episode. The third is Ella's story (Sally Hawkins), a barmaid who we see in the first part as being quietly in love with Bob. She is torn when an older and wealthy man persues her affections.

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