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Honky Tonk Heroes

1 9 8 1 (UK)
3 x 60 minute episodes

This three-part comedy series was set in the Blue Moon of Kentucky Club, a country and western venue in South London catering for the sort of clients obsessed by the Wild West.

The club is owned by Big Hal (James Grout), who lives out his whole life as a modern-day cowboy – much to the consternation of his wife, Betty (Sheila Steafel).

Apart from Hal, Betty and their regulars, guest characters appeared each week and their stories formed the focus of individual episodes.

The author, Ray Connolly, was an Evening Standard columnist who had previously written the British movie That’ll Be The Day  (1974) and its sequel, Stardust (1974).

Big Hal
James Grout
Sheila Steafel
David Parfitt
Ken Wynne