The Paradise Club

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The Paradise Club
Created by Murray Smith
Directed by Renny Rye
Derek Banham
Gabrielle Beaumont
Lawrence Gordon Clark
Carl Gregg
Colin Gregg
Ken Hannam
Selwyn Roberts
Richard Standeven
Brian Ward
John Watson
Starring Don Henderson
Leslie Grantham
Theme music composer Dave Lawson
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 20
Production
Producer(s) Selwyn Roberts
Editor(s) John S. Smith
Cinematography Alan Jones
Broadcast
Original channel BBC
Original run 19 September 1989 – 27 November 1990

The Paradise Club is a BBC television drama starring Don Henderson and Leslie Grantham as Frank & Danny Kane. Two series were produced and were broadcast between 1989 and 1990.

The show focuses upon two brothers, Frank & Danny Kane. Their mother, Ma Kane, is the matriarch of a criminal gang in South London, helped by her son Danny. Frank has become a priest but leaves the church; he inherits The Paradise Club on the death of their mother and returns to London to try and steer Danny away from crime.

Episode list[edit]

Series One (1989)[edit]

# Title Original air date
01 "Unfrocked in Babylon" 19 September 1989 (1989-09-19)
02 "Family Favours" 26 September 1989 (1989-09-26)
03 "Sudden Death Tango" 3 October 1989 (1989-10-03)
04 "Crack in the Mirror" 10 October 1989 (1989-10-10)
05 "Bring on the Cavalry" 17 October 1989 (1989-10-17)
06 "Up Jumped a Swagperson" 24 October 1989 (1989-10-24)
07 "Short Story" 31 October 1989 (1989-10-31)
08 "Revolving Funds" 7 November 1989 (1989-11-07)
09 "Sins of the Father: 1" 14 November 1989 (1989-11-14)
10 "Sins of the Father: 2" 21 November 1989 (1989-11-21)

Series Two (1990)[edit]

# Title Original air date
01 "Chinese Whispers" 25 September 1990 (1990-09-25)
02 "Hell's Kitchenette" 2 October 1990 (1990-10-02)
03 "Faces from the Past" 9 October 1990 (1990-10-09)
04 "The Great Fly-Tipping War" 16 October 1990 (1990-10-16)
05 "Old Pals" 23 October 1990 (1990-10-23)
06 "Lord of the Files" 30 October 1990 (1990-10-30)
07 "Rock and Roll Roulette" 6 November 1990 (1990-11-06)
08 "The Rotherhithe Project" 13 November 1990 (1990-11-13)
09 "Snow Business" 20 November 1990 (1990-11-20)
10 "Dead Dogs Don't Bark" 27 November 1990 (1990-11-27)

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