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.

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Series 1, Episode 4

The net closes in on Dorfmann as he hides out - with a little help from Nadine - in Salzburg. Both Milcic and the E.E.C. fraud squad are hot on his tail, however, whilst he struggles to determine who is really behind the massive fraud for which he is now blamed. Returning to Brussels with the $20,000,000 seems both as difficult as ever and his only option to clear his name.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 18th 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
Guest cast
Michael Bertenshaw Reporter
Andre Maranne Maitre D'
Marlene Morley Translator
Christian Toma Translator
Richard Albrecht Reporter
Suzanne Szameit Hotel Receptionist
Peter Arp Bank Official
Heidi Zuger Salzburg Guide
Joseph Mydell Duke
Steve Plytas Greek Minister
David Timson Translator
Dominique Ronsse Bank Teller
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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