Pennies from Heaven 46 years old

Pennies from Heaven

Pennies From Heaven is a 1978 BBC television drama serial written by Dennis Potter. The title is taken from a song of the same name written by Johnny Burke and Arthur Johnston. It was one of several Potter serials to mix the reality of the drama with a dark fantasy content, and the earliest of his works where the characters burst into miming to popular 1930s songs.

Credits

Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins

Arthur Parker

Freddie Jones
Freddie Jones

Headmaster

Ronald Fraser
Ronald Fraser

Major Archibald Paxville

Roy Holder
Roy Holder

Bert

Cast

Name Character
Bob Hoskins He was 35 , 71 years old when he died as Arthur Parker
Freddie Jones He was 50 , 91 years old when he died as Headmaster
Ronald Fraser He was 47 , 66 years old when he died as Major Archibald Paxville
Philip Jackson He was 29 , now 75 years old as Dave
Tony Caunter He was 40 , now 86 years old
Roy Holder He was 31 , now 77 years old as Bert
Kenneth Colley He was 40 , now 86 years old as The Accordion Man
Nigel Havers He was 26 , now 72 years old as Conrad Baker
Roger Brierley He was 42 , 70 years old when he died as Estate Agent
Gemma Craven She was 27 , now 73 years old as Joan Parker
Philip Locke He was 49 , 76 years old when he died as Farmer
Hywel Bennett He was 33 , 73 years old when he died as Tom
Vass Anderson as Doctor
John Ringham He was 50 , 80 years old when he died as Sergeant
Roger Sloman He was 31 , now 77 years old as Ted
Cheryl Campbell She was 28 , now 74 years old as Eileen
Peter Bowles He was 41 , now 87 years old as Prosecuting Counsel
Rosemary Martin She was 41 , 61 years old when she died as Marjorie
Keith Marsh He was 52 , 87 years old when he died
Peter Cellier He was 50 , now 96 years old as Bank Manager
Robert Putt He was 33 , now 80 years old as Jumbo
Michael Bilton He was 58 , 73 years old when he died
Howard Lew Lewis He was 36 , 76 years old when he died as Policeman
Noel Collins He was 41 , 74 years old when he died as Chaplain
Bill Dean He was 56 , 78 years old when he died as Alf
Roy Boyd He was 39 , now 85 years old
Yolande Palfrey She was 20 , 54 years old when she died as Blind Girl
Carleton Hobbs He was 79 , 80 years old when he died as Judge
Jenny Logan She was 36 , now 82 years old as Irene

Crew

Name Job title
Dennis Potter Writing He was 42 , 59 years old when he died Writer
Kenith Trodd Production He was 42 , now 88 years old Producer
Ken Westbury Crew Cinematography
Pennies from Heaven poster
Pennies from Heaven (46 years)

Ended

  • First Air Date: 1978-03-07
  • Runtime: [75] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 6