The Gravy Train. Image shows from L to R: Michael Spearpoint (Ian Richardson), Hans-Joachim Dorfmann (Christoph Waltz), Gianna Melchiori (Anita Zagaria)
The Gravy Train

The Gravy Train

  • TV sitcom / comedy drama
  • Channel 4
  • 1990
  • 4 episodes (1 series)

Satire about the widespread fraud and corruption within the European Economic Community. Stars Christoph Waltz, Ian Richardson, Almanta Suska, Alexei Sayle, Jacques Sereys and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 2

Hans is deeply worried following Nadine's sudden disappearance, seemingly from the face of the Earth. Meanwhile Spearpoint is suddenly taking an interest in his suspected fraud discovery, but the relevant files vanish as completely as Nadine has. And then there's three train loads of rotting plums to deal with...

Broadcast details

Wednesday 4th July 1990
Channel 4
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Christoph Waltz Hans-Joachim Dorfmann
Ian Richardson Michael Spearpoint
Almanta Suska Nadine
Alexei Sayle Milcic
Jacques Sereys Jean-Luc Villeneuve
Anita Zagaria Gianna Melchiori
Sabine Weber Christa
Judy Parfitt Hilda Spearpoint
Geoffrey Hutchings Gustave
Ron Donachie Victor
Amanda Mealing (as Mandy Mealing) Delise
Julia Dearden Maria Theresa
Guest cast
Marianne Borgo E.E.C. Desk Clerk
Yves Aubert Hotel Desk Clerk
Andre Maranne Maitre D'
Maria Isabel Hernandez Joaquina
Roger Hume Police Officer
Albie Woodington Policeman
Marlene Morley Translator
Christian Toma Translator
Writing team
Malcolm Bradbury Writer
Production team
David Tucker Director
Ian Warren Producer
Philip Hinchcliffe Producer
Tom Donald Executive Producer
Victor Glynn Executive Producer
Andrew Warren Associate Producer
Robin Sales Editor
Roger Murray-Leach Production Designer
Di Carling Casting Director
Risa Kes Casting Director
Jacqueline Laloux Casting Director
Ken Westbury Director of Photography
Emma Porteous Costume Designer
John Keane Composer
Peter Bennett 1st Assistant Director

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