LYNDA BELLINGHAM’S other half from Second Thoughts and Robbie Coltrane’s other half from Cracker meet in the staff room of a Leeds comprehensive, discover a mutual interest in the eponymous parper, then spend an indecent number of episodes – and years – on the run from, among others, corrupt councillors, corrupt policemen, corrupt landowners, corrupt corrupters, corrupt publicans, corrupt clarinettists (always a threat) and a Russian with a red face. Tinker from LOVEJOY was in it (as a rogue, naturally), along with BERYL REID, TERENCE RIGBY and MAGGIE JONES. Affable if sometimes incomprehensible business penned by ALAN PLATER, liberally sprinkled with the man’s brilliantly sarky dialogue. (“Mother’s been up half the night with her stroganoff!” “Well, what use is money if you haven’t got your health?”) Your Mum liked the scenery, your Dad liked the jazz, you liked the frisson of Bellingham saying the word ‘pillock’. Now that’s what we call Sunday night drama.