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Stay Lucky

Stay Lucky!
Stay Lucky
DVD cover.
Genre Drama
Created by Geoff McQueen
Written by Steven Moffat
Alan Whiting
Directed by Graeme Harper
David Reynolds
Starring Leslie Ash
Jan Francis
Susan George
Ian McNeice
Willie Ross
Niall Toibin
Dennis Waterman
Emma Wray
Composer(s) John Powell
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 27 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) David Reynolds
Producer(s) Andrew Benson
Location(s) Leeds, West Yorkshire
Running time 60 minutes
(including adverts)
Production company(s) Yorkshire Television
Distributor ITV Studios
Original channel ITV
Picture format 4:3
Original release 8 December 1989 (1989-12-08) – 6 August 1993 (1993-08-06)

Stay Lucky! is a British television comedy-drama series ran from 8 December 1989 to 6 August 1993. Made by Yorkshire Television and screened on the ITV network, it starred Jan Francis and Dennis Waterman.


Drama about a small-time gangster Thomas Gynn (Dennis Waterman) from London who discovers a new life up North in Yorkshire.

Helping widowed, self-sufficient businesswoman Sally Hardcastle (Jan Francis) when her car breaks down on the motorway, Thomas reluctantly accepts an offer of a lift to Leeds.

Over the coming months, the two become involved in a series of misadventures that soon finds them being drawn closer together.


Others include Chris Jury, Belinda Lang, Rula Lenska, Amanda Noar and Dougray Scott.

Episode list

Series 1
  1. A1 Rain Dancer (8 December 1989)
  2. The Howling (15 December 1989)
  3. Fool's Gold (22 December 1989)
Series 2
  1. Burning Your Boats (29 September 1990)
  2. Bring Back My Barney to Me! (6 October 1990)
  3. A Woman's Lot (13 October 1990)
  4. The Devil Wept in Leeds (20 October 1990)
  5. Trial by Marriage (27 October 1990)
  6. Hotrod Horace (3 November 1990)
  7. Bigamy Blues (10 November 1990)
Series 3
  1. Poetic Justice (12 October 1991)
  2. The Food of Love (19 October 1991)
  3. Hard Times, Hard Men (26 October 1991)
  4. An Unsavoury Business (2 November 1991)
  5. The Sisters of Achill (9 November 1991)
  6. A Roman Empire (16 November 1991)
  7. Shingle Beach (23 November 1991)
Series 4
  1. Flameproof and Free! (4 June 1993)
  2. The Driving Instructor (11 June 1993)
  3. A Quick Killing (18 June 1993)
  4. Down to Earth (25 June 1993)
  5. The Long Road... There! (2 July 1993)
  6. The Long Road... Back! (9 July 1993)
  7. Gilding the Lily (16 July 1993)
  8. Blowing Bubbles (23 July 1993)
  9. Sand Dancer (30 July 1993)
  10. One Jump Ahead (6 August 1993)


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