Big Deal. Copyright: BBC
Big Deal

Big Deal

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 1984 - 1986
  • 30 episodes (3 series)

Comedy drama focusing on gambler Robby Box and his long-suffering family. Stars Ray Brooks, Sharon Duce, Pamela Cundell, James Ottaway, Lisa Geoghan and more.

Big Deal. Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1984 - 1986
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
30 (3 series)
Creator
Geoff McQueen
Stars
Ray Brooks, Sharon Duce, Pamela Cundell, James Ottaway, Lisa Geoghan, Andy Mulligan, Kenneth Waller, Deirdre Costello and more
Writers
Geoff McQueen and Gawn Grainger
Producer
Terence Williams
Company

At the age of 40 Londoner Robby Box has not done a day's work since leaving school. Instead, he makes a living playing poker and betting on horses and dogs.

The sudden realization, however, that his life is passing him by and that he has nothing to show for his misspent youth encourages Box to "go straight", calling on the help of his girlfriend, Jan, and her teenage daughter, Debby.

Things don't entirely go to plan, though, especially with the taxman on Robby's tail and Jan always likely to walk out on him. For Jan, too, has her problems. She wants Robby to change but, paradoxically, loves him just the way he is.

In the second series Robby's efforts to become respectable lead to his taking over The Dragon Club, but life doesn't get any easier.

Additional details

Tagline
Life's a gamble
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 14th October 1984 at 8pm on BBC One

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