1 9 8 9 – 1 9 9 0 (UK)
20 x 50 minute episodes
Brothers Frank and Danny Kane are the sons of Ma Kane who runs the SouthSide with a rod of iron.
Frank (Don Henderson) has become a priest but leaves the church after a misunderstanding with the collection money.
He inherits the Paradise Club on the death of their mother and returns to London to try and steer Danny (Leslie Grantham) away from the “family business”.
Henderson was excellent in his role and EastEnders star Leslie Grantham couldn’t really be faulted for his workmanlike performance – part Dirty Den, part Del Boy Trotter. But The Paradise Club floundered with a weak script and stereotypical plotting.
The actual Club used for filming was the Camden Palace.