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Paradise Club, The

BULLMAN AND DIRTY DEN – together at last! An unloved dramatic coupling – he was a streetwise priest, and he was a reluctant villain – it told of the coming together of two mismatched brothers played by DON HENDERSON and LESLIE GRANTHAM. All swept-back hair and long black jackets, a pretty hopeless crime-drama effort all round in a particularly BBC early ’90s type of way (hello, MOON & SON).



  1. Dan McDaid

    September 2, 2009 at 1:59 am

    Paff, this was ace – and a bona fide Dad fave, to boot.

  2. Richard Davies

    November 27, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Lots of arty shots of neon signs reflecting in a puddle.

    I didn’t watch it much but was talk of the school the morning afterwards once or twice.

  3. Mark

    February 16, 2011 at 12:34 am

    Nonsense! This was brilliant! Really good, in turn both witty and dramatic and always classy, with an excellent soundtrack of jazz and aspiring hopefuls!

  4. Artist_01

    September 19, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Didn’t the final episode feature a cameo from the Stan Tracey big band, playing at the club? Or am I mis-remembering that?

  5. Richardpd

    June 12, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Another hit & miss crime drama from this time was Spender, when Jimmy Nail seemed to be trying to outdo Dennis Waterman in how many elements he could contribute to a programme.

    I’m assuming there are some rights issues as it’s never been repeated or released on DVD.

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