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The Beiderbecke Affair (TV Miniseries)

Original title
The Beiderbecke Affair
Year
Running time
320 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Alan Plater
Music
Frank Ricotti
Cinematography
Peter Jackson
Cast
Producer
Yorkshire Television (YTV)
Genre
Drama | TV Miniseries. Jazz
Synopsis / Plot
It is the first serial in The Beiderbecke Trilogy. Geordie Trevor Chaplin (James Bolam) teaches woodwork and likes to listen to jazz. Jill Swinburne (Barbara Flynn) teaches English and wants to help save the planet. Trevor tries to buy some jazz records but this leads to meeting a "dazzlingly beautiful platinum blond", a suspicious detective sergeant and a strange pair of men running a junior football team. Big Al and Little Norm agree to help Trevor and Jill with their school supplies problems. Jill decides to stand as a local councillor. A tale of "Black Economies", council corruption and many strange characters all set to a background of Bix Beiderbecke.
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