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John Henshaw
The Angels' Share
[2012]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 1h 41min
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Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.
TV Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 42min
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A rookie Yorkshire journalist sets out to solve the case of a child murderer.
The Keeper
[2018]
 
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Movie | Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport, War | 2h
The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. While visiting a PoW camp near Manchester at the end of WWII, Margaret Friar, the daughter of the manager of the local football team, notices young German soldier Bert Trautmann. Her father is so taken by Bert's prowess as a goal-keeper... see more
Cilla
[2014]
 
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Mini Series | Biography, Drama, Music | 2h 18min
The life and career of British singer and entertainer Cilla Black
Early Doors
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
The show centres on pub landlord Ken (John Henshaw), especially his preoccupation with his daughter Melanie (Christine Bottomley), and his nervous relationship with barmaid Tanya (Susan Cookson). Ken's wife left him for his best friend. The series reflects more than a little of the Northern humour displayed in The Royle Family (co-written by Cash). In a similar style to The Royle Family, every scene... see more
The Rochdale Pioneers
[2012]
 
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Movie | Drama, Family, History | 57min
The story is set in 1844 when a group of working-class people from the town of Rochdale came together to change the unfair society they were living in. Fed up with dishonest and corrupt shopkeepers selling poor quality products at high prices they decide to take matters into their own hands. By pooling the few resources they have, the group manage to get enough money together to open their own shop... see more
The Visit
[2007]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 30min
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This comedy is set entirely in the visiting room of the prison HMP Radford Hill, where cunning and mischievous inmates do dodgy drug deals and snatch conjugal rights whilst their loved ones visit. All this activity happens under the watchful gaze of a bunch of bored and lazy Prison Officers doing the bare minimum to get the job done.
Just Henry
[2011]
 
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TV Movie | Drama | 1h 20min
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When his father's World War II war medal is posted to him, Henry decides to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding his death. But is Henry prepared for the truth?
The Fishmonger
[2002]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 5min
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In a small fishing village an established fishmonger, Davis, starts to have his supply bought from under him by new boy Alan Leech. This sets off a minor battle between the two for control of the fish supply. The battle results in an incident that sees one of the men re-evaluate his values in life.
Father Brown
[2013]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 52min
Series inspired by the stories of GK Chesterton; a Catholic priest has a knack for solving mysteries in his English village.
Downton Abbey
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Romance | 58min
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A chronicle of the lives of the British aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the early 20th Century.
6 Days
[2017]
 
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Movie | Action, Drama, History, Thriller | 1h 34min
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In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the world had never seen.
A Street Cat Named Bob
[2016]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1h 43min
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Based on the international best selling book. The true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat.
Life on Mars
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 1h
After being involved in a car accident in 2006, DCI Sam Tyler wakes up to find himself in 1973, the era of 'Sweeney' type policing, Mark III Cortinas, and flared trousers.
The Man Who Invented Christmas
[2017]
 
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Movie | Biography, Comedy, Drama | 1h 44min
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The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.
Starter for 10
[2006]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1h 32min
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Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University.
Looking for Eric
[2009]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 1h 56min
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Eric, a football fanatic postman whose life is descending into crisis, receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona.
Going Postal
[2010]
 
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Mini Series | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery | 3h 5min
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A con artist is conned into taking the job as Postmaster General in the Ankh-Morpork Post Office.
TV Movie | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 40min
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Plagued by guilt, a corrupt police official attempts to solve the case of a missing schoolgirl after seeing connections between her disappearance and a rash of prior abductions.
Closer to the Moon
[2014]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 52min
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A Romanian police officer teams up with a small crew of old friends from the World War II Jewish Resistance to pull off a heist by convincing everyone at the scene of the crime that they are only filming a movie.
Swallows and Amazons
[2016]
 
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Movie | Family | 1h 37min
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Four children (the Swallows) on holiday in the Lake District sail on their own to an island and start a war with rival children (the Amazons). In the meantime, a mysterious man on a houseboat accuses them of a crime they did not commit.
The Parole Officer
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Crime | 1h 33min
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A failed parole officer framed for murder must enlist the help of his former clients to clear his name.
New Tricks
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 1h
Three retired police officers are drafted in to solve cold cases, with a touch of comedy and drama
The Royle Family
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Comedy | 45min
A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house.
Cracker
[1993]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 1h 40min
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Dr Edward "Fitz" Fitzgerald is a criminal psychologist. He is rather anti-social and obnoxious but he has a gift for solving crimes. Thus he is employed as a consultant by the Manchester Police.
There's Only One Jimmy Grimble
[2000]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama, Sport | 1h 46min
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Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend who he doesn't like. However, through football, and some special boots, he manages to gain the confidence to succeed and leads his school football team towards the final of the local schools cup.
By Any Means
[2013]
 
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TV Series | Drama
By Any Means follows a clandestine unit living on the edge and playing the criminal elite at their own game, existing in the grey area between the letter of the law and true justice.
Cradle to Grave
[2015]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 30min
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A TV show showing the ups and downs of the well known Danny baker and his friends during childhood
Pin Cushion
[2017]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 22min
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Pin Cushion is a movie starring Lily Newmark, Joanna Scanlan, and Loris Scarpa. Super close Mother LYN and daughter IONA (Dafty One and Dafty Two) are excited for their new life in a new town. Determined to make a success of things...
South Riding
[2011]
 
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Mini Series | Drama
In 1930s Yorkshire, a spirited new headmistress brings inspiration and modern ideas to an all girls' school and shakes up the more conservative-minded residents of South Riding.
When Saturday Comes
[1996]
 
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Movie | Drama, Sport | 1h 38min
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Jimmy Muir is a hard-drinking brewery worker in the city of Sheffield, with an arrogant lack of respect for authority. His entire life has been orientated by football and he possesses the potential, but has never had the courage or discipline to make anything of it. Jimmy is spotted by Ken Jackson, whilst playing for his pub team. Ken is the manager of Hallam football club, a local non-league team... see more
The Second Coming
[2003]
 
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Mini Series | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 2h 24min
Steven Baxter is the Son of God, and can produce the miracles to prove it. How does the world react when he announces it has to produce a Third Testament within five days, or else it's Judgment Day?
See No Evil: The Moors Murders
[2006]
 
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Mini Series | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 3h
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A vivid drama that documents the notorious "Moors murderers", Ian Brady and Myra Hindley.
TV Series | Comedy | 30min
Sketches on the themes of class and gender, with the occasional spoof thrown in.
Grow Your Own
[2007]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 41min
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An English community gets testy when a refuge family is granted a plot of land on which to grow vegetables.
In Our Name
[2010]
 
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Movie | Drama | 1h 33min
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Suzy's a British soldier, born and bred, but fitting back into civilian life after fighting in Iraq isn't easy. Haunted by the responsibility she feels for the death of an Iraqi child, she becomes obsessed with the safety of her own daughter, feeling the need to protect her against a threat that doesn't seem to exist. As Suzy's paranoia builds, her behaviour becomes more and more erratic, until finally... see more
American Cousins
[2003]
 
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Movie | Crime, Drama | 1h 55min
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Two American mafiosi, Gino and Settimo, take refuge in the Glasgow cafe owned by their Scottish/Italian cousin. But cousin Roberto isn't the tough guy they'd expected. His strengths are fish frying and stamp collecting, and he thinks Magnum 45s are a type of ice cream. Gino and Settimo try to repay Roberto's hospitality by chasing off a debt collector who wants his property, but their strong arm tactics... see more
Happy Now
[2001]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Thriller | 1h 37min
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A teenage girl whose eerie resemblance to a local Welsh beauty queen killed 14 years earlier disturbs one of the men responsibile for her accidental death.
The Grand
[1997]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
At the end of World War I, the Bannerman family re-opens the Grand Hotel after a lengthy closure and a costly re-furbishing. The hotel has been in the family for a long time and John Bannerman and his wife Sarah desperately want to make a go of it. Their son Stephen has returned from the wars without any physical harm but still suffers from the mental anguish of seeing so many of his comrades-in-arms... see more
Johnny and the Bomb
[2006]
 
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Mini Series | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 2h
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Based on the book by Terry Pratchett, the adventure begins for thirteen-year-old Johnny Maxwell and his four friends when they come to the aid of eccentric homeless woman, Mrs Tachyon, and are left minding her trolley full of black bags while she is hospitalised. When the children later visit her in hospital, Mrs Tachyon lets them into the secret that her black bags-- or 'Bags of Time-- are special... see more
G.B.H.
[1991]
 
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Mini Series | Drama | 9h 27min
Michael Murray is an ambitious and charismatic politician, Jim Nelson is a much loved headmaster of a local school for disturbed children. When the paths of these two men cross, things are destined never to be the same again.
This Is Not a Love Song
[2002]
 
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Movie | Thriller | 1h 34min
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The small time criminal Heaton is anxiously waiting for the release of his close friend Spike, after spending a couple of months in prison for being caught with 87g of marijuana. Heaton robs a truck, meets Spike outside the penitentiary and travels with him through the country to drink some beers and celebrate his freedom. However, they run out gas and try to steal from a farm, but the owner arrives... see more
Someone Else
[2006]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 18min
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Cameo Appearance of Neville Bardoliwalla as Freddie Mercury.
Cutting It
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Drama, Romance | 59min
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Drama about the bitter rivalries, professional and personal, between the workers of the Henshall-Ferraday hair salon in Manchester.
Minder
[2009]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 1h
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Archie Daley's a bit of a rogue, always up for some dodgy dealings in the hope of making a nice little earner, but sometimes it can cause him to lose his moral compass, which is where Jamie usually steps in to put him right.
Born and Bred
[2002]
 
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TV Series | Drama | 55min
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A 1950s set, British drama series about life in the fictional Lancashire village of Ormston. The main focus of the series was the two doctors, father and son, who run the cottage hospital under the new National Health Service.
A Bit of Tom Jones?
[2009]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 29min
In a late night bar, Henry is approached by a mysterious woman who offers to sell him the severed "manhood" of Wales' greatest vocal entertainer... Believing he can make a fortune selling the infamous appendage on to obsessive fans, Henry stumps up the cash.
Cheeky
[2003]
 
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Movie | Comedy, Drama | 1h 34min
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Consumed with sadness after the death of his wife and subsequent rejection from his son, a widower, at the urging of his friends, opts to appear on a vulgar, wildly popular game show (for which his wife signed him up) and watches his life start to change for the better.
New Street Law
[2006]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 1h
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New Street Law, set in Manchester's legal community, follows the exploits, competitiveness and legal cases of two rival law firms of barristers that both have very different attitudes to justice.
Dancin' Thru the Dark
[1990]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 35min
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Linda's out on her hen night, her fiance is out on his stag night. Linda is having major doubts about getting married, when both groups arrive at a club, to find the band fronted by her ex-boyfriend - and the love of her life - Peter. Linda has to decide. Does she stay and settle down, like her friends want her to, or does she chuck it all in and run away with Peter?
Video | Comedy | 1h 36min
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What could be better? A footballer's wedding, a week in the sun, a luxury villa in historic Transylvania. It's the trip of a lifetime for Coronation Street's favourite café owners Roy and Hayley Cropper, until the brash Glen and Verity appear... Opposites don't attract in this chaotic comic caper as the unlikely foursome embark on an adventure neither couple will ever forget. And when Weatherfield... see more
Charlie Noades R.I.P
[2011]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 42min
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Linda Green
[2001]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 30min
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The Afternoon Play
[2003]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama, Mystery | 1h
A series of individual Dramas each with a different story and cast.
TV Movie | Comedy | 1h 30min
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A comedy about a secretary for the deputy prime minister that not only writes his diary, but also engages in some drama to record.
The Last British Execution
[2013]
 
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Movie | Comedy | 1h 30min
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When an execution is sanctioned in the UK for the first time in almost 50 years, it soon becomes a media circus. The television rights are sold, and it becomes the worlds biggest reality TV show, re-branded as X-Day.
City Central
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 50min
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The everyday public and private lives of the detectives, policemen and policewomen who work at the inner-city Christmas Street police station in Manchester.
Puppy Love
[2014]
 
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TV Series | Comedy
Written by and starring Jo Scanlan and Vicki Pepperdine, co-creators of the BAFTA nominated Getting On, Puppy Love is a story of love, dogs and the love of dogs. Set around The Wirral-based dog training classes run by the formidable Nana V (Jo Scanlan) - "For All Your Dogging Needs". Puppy Love follows two very different women - Nana V and Naomi Singh (Vicki Pepperdine) as they navigate their headstrong... see more
Candy Cabs
[2010]
 
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TV Series | Comedy, Drama | 1h
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Set in the north of England, this is the story of an unlikely pair of northern women who embark on a new business adventure to start a glamorous cab company run by women, for women however, life and love always appear to intervene.
Stanton Blues
[1998]
 
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TV Series | Crime, Drama | 50min
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Function at the Junction
[2002]
 
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Short Movie | Short | 14min
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Club owner tries to rig a winner for a Northern Soul dance competition in his own club. Hedonistic kid determined to display his dancing changes his plans.
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