Created by Euston Films, the legendary Thames subsidiary whose hit series include The Sweeney and Minder, this razor-sharp mid-eighties drama stars Gary Olsen and Brian Bovell as East London likely lads who are always a few quid short of success and trying to make good in Thatcher's Britain.
Resourceful, lovable and ever optimistic, Pincy and Billy harbour an entrepreneurial ambition that Mrs Thatcher would surely endorse. But as the Docklands development begins to take shape, among the derelict wharves and impoverished streets of the Isle of Dogs the two friends can only lurch from one dodgy scheme to another; often on the wrong side of the law and in hock to everyone from the rent man to the local café owner, they're still searching for The Big One - something with prospects...
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Mono ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 3-DVD Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: All 12 episodes of the 1980s comedy drama following a pair of East End chancers trying to make it big in Thatcher's Britain. Pincey (Gary Olsen) and Billy (Brian Bovell) believe that they fit in well with the hard-headed, look after number one ethos propagated by Margaret Thatcher. However, whether the Conservative Party leader would approve of the variety of dodgy schemes they pursue in the Isle of Dogs in a desperate attempt to make it big is a matter of conjecture. The episodes are: 'The P to S Day', 'Partners in Brine', 'Uncle Harry's System', 'Dirty Weekend', 'Rodent Avengers', 'Standing On Your Own One Foot', 'Subterranean Pick Sick Blues', 'Frying Tonight', 'Four Men in a Boat', 'Follow the Yellow Brick Lane', 'Running All the Way: Part 1' and 'Running All the Way: Part 2'. ...Prospects - Complete Series - 3-DVD Set