1 9 9 0 – 1 9 9 1 (UK)
7 x 60 minute episodes
This Verity Lambert production took the somewhat hackneyed formula of two brothers on the run and fashioned from it a light drama with a genuine charm, which at times verged on the whimsical.
Brothers, Eddie (Peter Howitt) and Mike (James Purefoy) Baker escaped from trouble in London and found refuge with their fairground entrepreneur cousin Danny (Barrie Rutter) and his family in Blackpool.
In every way, of course, the brothers were dissimilar – Eddie being a streetwise scallywag and Mike providing the brains for both of them.
An unspoken bond of loyalty bound them and provided the motive for most of the dramatic action.
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