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Pennies from Heaven

Premier :: 1978-03-07

on BBC One

Genre :: Drama

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Welcome to the Pennies from Heaven guide at TV Tome. Arthur Parker is a sheet music salesman in the England of the nineteen thirties. He is also a romantic dreamer who finds his own personal reality in the lyrics of the songs which he hawks from town to town. Arthur expects life to be one long song, with none of the reality which gives life its contrasting dark side and ultimate richness and depth of purpose. But the dark side of life is waiting out there for Arthur Parker, just around the next corner. One of Dennis Potter's finest dramatic achievements in which he utilises the popular songs of the nineteen thirties and the techniques of lip-synchronisation to present this remarkable multi-layered story of the frustrations, joys and sorrows of ordinary every-day living. "A long time ago, a million years BC - The best things in life were absolutely free; But no-one appreciated a sky that was always blue, And no-one congratulated a moon that was a

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Series 1 - Episode 6 - Says My Heart
Aired - 11 April 1978

Episode summary:

Arthur is now wanted for murder, so he and Eileen go on the run. Although they are hungry and desperate, they are still together. They soon find a place to hide in a lonely farmhouse but Arthur makes a fatal mistake.

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