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The Beiderbecke Connection is a four-part British television serial written by Alan Plater and broadcast in 1988. It is the third and final part of The Beiderbecke Trilogy and stars James Bolam and Barbara Flynn as schoolteachers Trevor Chaplin and Jill Swinburne. Now with a baby in tow, Jill and Trevor are asked by Big Al to look after a refugee called "Ivan".

Series Cast

  1. James Bolam

    James Bolam

    Trevor Chaplin

    4 Episodes

  2. Barbara Flynn

    Barbara Flynn

    Jill Swinburne

    4 Episodes

  3. Dudley Sutton

    Dudley Sutton

    Mr Carter

    4 Episodes

  4. Terence Rigby

    Terence Rigby

    Big Al

    4 Episodes

  5. Dominic Jephcott

    Dominic Jephcott


    4 Episodes

  6. Danny Schiller

    Little Norm

    4 Episodes

  7. Robert Longden

    4 Episodes

  8. Patrick Drury

    4 Episodes

  9. George Costigan

    4 Episodes

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The Beiderbecke Connection


1988 | 4 Episodes

Season 1 of The Beiderbecke Connection premiered on November 27, 1988.

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Status Ended


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Type Miniseries

Original Language English


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