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Cocky and charismatic entrepreneur, Ripley Holden, is a smalltown Donald Trump wannabe. His life's dream is to transform the fading seaside town of Blackpool into his very own Las Vegas. With unfailing confidence, Ripley hopes to court Blackpool's elite into backing his ambitious plan to turn a small-time casino into a glittering Vegas-style extravaganza, no matter the cost.

Those dreams turn into a nightmare when a dead body turns up in his newly opened establishment, The Yankee Dollar, and Ripley becomes the prime suspect. Investigating Officer, D.I. Peter Carlisle takes an instant dislike to Ripley and becomes even more determined to nail him once he takes a shine to his lovely wife, Natalie.

Elsewhere, Ripley's problems are compounded by his chaotic family life that spins increasingly out of control. Natalie, feeling totally unfulfilled in her life, not to mention in her marriage, succumbs to the charms of D.I. Carlisle, as her husband focuses on his money-making schemes. To add to the chaos, their teenage son Danny is in trouble with the police, and his daughter Shayanne, whom he adores, begins a relationship with a much older man, who, it turns out, is someone from Ripley's past.

Struggling to keep his business dream alive, and his family and friendships intact, Ripley, like the true gambler he is, holds onto one hope - that the good times are just around the corner. Now if only they'd solve that pesky murder...

Episode Info

Final: 1x06 -- Episode 6 (Dec/16/2004)

Available Episodes

Episode 6
Dec 16, 2004
Season 1 episode 6

Episode 5
Dec 09, 2004
Season 1 episode 5

Episode 4
Dec 02, 2004
Season 1 episode 4

Episode 3
Nov 25, 2004
Season 1 episode 3

Episode 2
Nov 18, 2004
Season 1 episode 2

Episode 1
Nov 11, 2004
Season 1 episode 1

David MorrisseyDavid Morrissey
As Ripley Holden
Sarah ParishSarah Parish
As Natalie Holden
Georgia TaylorGeorgia Taylor
As Shyanne Holden
Thomas MorrisonThomas Morrison
As Danny Holden
Steve PembertonSteve Pemberton
As Adrian Marr
David TennantDavid Tennant
As DI Carlisle
Joe Armstrong (1)Joe Armstrong (1)
As Mark Reed (Episodes 1, 2, 4)


Reviews: 1
BlackpoolRating: 0 likes, 1 dislikes

Blackpool is a quirky, violent, disquieting, musical, detective, love story.

Fabulously written and never predictable, it tells the story of a visiorary business man who wants to revitalize his town by upgrading his penny arcade into a Casino. Read more

Review posted on Tuesday, December 16th 2008 at 2:51 am

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Executive Producer: Sally Haynes
Producer: Sally Stokes, Kate Lewis (1)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Music
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: BBC one ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: November 11, 2004
Ended: June 10, 2006
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