Prospects. Image shows from L to R: Pincy (Gary Olsen), Billy (Brian Bovell).


Channel 4 comedy drama about a pair of friends. 12 episodes (1 series) in 1986. Stars Gary Olsen and Brian Bovell.

Prospects - The Complete Series

Prospects - The Complete Series

Created by Euston Films, the legendary Thames subsidiary whose hit series include The Sweeney and Minder, this razor sharp mid-eighties drama stars Gary Olsen and Brian Bovell as East London likely lads who are always a few quid short of success and trying to make good in Thatcher's Britain.

Resourceful, lovable and ever optimistic, Pincy and Billy harbour an entrepreneurial ambition that Mrs Thatcher would surely endorse. But as the Docklands development begins to take shape, among the derelict wharves and impoverished streets of the Isle of Dogs the two friends can only lurch from one dodgy scheme to another; running the gauntlet of local racists, often on the wrong side of the law and in hock to everyone from the rent man to the local café owner, they're still searching for The Big One - something with prospects...

First released: Monday 25th March 2013

  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 3
  • Catalogue: 7953848

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