The Beiderbecke Tapes 35 years old

The Beiderbecke Tapes

The Beiderbecke Tapes is a two-part British television drama serial written by Alan Plater and broadcast in 1987. It is the second serial in The Beiderbecke Trilogy and stars James Bolam and Barbara Flynn as schoolteachers Trevor Chaplin and Jill Swinburne. When a tape recording of a conversation about nuclear waste inadvertently falls into Trevor's hands, Trevor and Jill find themselves being pursued by national security agents.



Name Character
Beryl Reid She was 68 , 77 years old when she died
Dudley Sutton He was 54 , 85 years old when he died
James Bolam He was 52 , now 87 years old as Trevor Chaplin
Barbara Flynn She was 39 , now 74 years old as Jill Swinburne
Don Fellows He was 65 , 84 years old when he died
Malcolm Storry He was 39 , now 75 years old


Name Job title
Alan Plater Writing He was 52 , 75 years old when he died Writer
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The Beiderbecke Tapes (35 years)


  • First Air Date: 1987-12-13
  • Runtime: [90] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 2