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    Market in Honey Lane




    Market in Honey Lane

    That ain’t no kindergarten. That’s a jungle. The swamps of Borneo with their lurking crocodiles and head-hunters have got nothing on that lot...

    A 1960s forerunner to EastEnders, this highly engaging series captures all of the camaraderie and humour, rivalry and chicanery, graft and greed of a bustling Soho market where stalls may be inherited, bought, or "acquired". This set contains the complete first series from 1967 - all that remains of this well-remembered and highly popular street life drama and its sequel Honey Lane.

    Billy, a hard-bitten gambler who's usually facing economic disaster on a major or minor scale cheerfully works alongside vegetable seller Dave, who's after a spot for his brother. Widow Polly runs a busy fruit stall, while her dim-witted son Danny does odd jobs to earn a bit of cash. Then there are the fly pitchers: boys who work out of a suitcase, drumming up a crowd to make a sale and swiftly moving on, or those on the hunt to get a stall – at any cost!

    The market in Honey Lane may be a human jungle but its traders know how to bury their differences, weed out real rats and deal with interlopers like scheming, corrupt and ever-unpopular market inspector Mr. Tooke...

    Market in Honey Lane

      • Catalogue Number : 7953665
      • Available Since : 16/07/2013
      • Classification 12
      • Number of Discs 4
      • Picture 1.33:1 / Black and White
      • Sound Mono / English
      • Subtitles None
      • Region 2 / PAL
      • Time 599 mins approx
      Grade 
      Chris.
      10/18/2014

      Excellent!

      Market in Honey Lane is great! There's a real sense of Honey Lane being a real place: the set is fantastic, detailed and hustling. There's proper community, memorable characters and interesting stories. Such a shame that there's just this one series remaining, as I am keen to know more ... especially as the photo gallery shows a fire hitting the lane in later years. Top-quality soap, with strong performances and decent scripts. Well worth a go.

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      Market in Honey Lane

      Market in Honey Lane

      A 1960s forerunner to EastEnders, this highly engaging series captures all of the camaraderie and humour, rivalry and chicanery, graft and greed of a bustling Soho market where stalls may be inherited, bought, or “acquired”.

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