Big Deal (1984–1986)

TV Series   |    |  Comedy, Drama

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Lighthearted drama series about Robby Box, a small-time London gambler, and his long-suffering family.


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18 May 2020 | colinprunty-1
| Eighties classic
Big deal is a comedy drama in the guise of Only fools and horses and Minder about a London based professional gambler . Ray Brooks is Robbie Box and plays the main character in cheeky chappy mode making him almost impossible to dislike. He always seems to be in scrapes either with his long suffering mum or girlfriend or the local criminal underworld usually linked to back street poker wins or defeats. The action is played out mainly for laughs although there are one or two poignant scenes in the series. The characters in the series are usually set around a local bookmakers but the camaraderie and friendships of this little group set up some wonderful comic scenes. The gangsters also are usually crombie clad Arthur Daley types with the usual heavy in tow b And again most of this is played tongue in cheek by the actors. Some great performances from a very strong cast and good interweaving storylines run throughout this drama series which was an underrated gem from the eighties.

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