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The Beiderbecke Tapes (1987)
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The Beiderbecke Tapes (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 151 min.
TV show
Story: Trevor Chaplin teaches woodwork and likes to listen to jazz. Jill Swinburne teaches English and wants to help save the planet. They live together and just want a quiet life. Then they meet John the barman who died but is much better now. John gave them a tape which led to meeting Dave the wimp. They find out about The Peoples Front For The Liberation of west Yorkshire. The man with no name called Mr Peterson came to see them. He was followed by the six men in grey suits. Jill goes to see The Oldest Suffragette In Town. Trevor and Jill go on a trip to Amsterdam with their class from "San Quentin High". Trevor and Jill meet The Honourable Order of Elks who are "looking for a bit of action".
Style: humorous, thought provoking, clever, offbeat, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: jazz, couple relations, conspiracy, love and romance, mystery, anti hero, on the run, intrigue, danger, amateur detective, society, chases and races, who done it, dishonesty, environmentalism, idealism, government agency, state affairs, anti heroes, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, verbal byplay, environmental health, wrong place wrong time, school teacher ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: amsterdam, england, europe, edinburgh scotland

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Country: UK
Duration: 320 min.
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TV show
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Murder, She Wrote (1984)
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TV show
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