Stay Lucky, 1989

Stay Lucky was a comedy-drama series starring Denis Waterman (Minder) and Jan Francis (Just Good Friends).

It ran for 4 series between 1989 and 1993, notching up 27 episodes along the way.


The series revolves around a small-time gangster Thomas Gynn from London who discovers a new life up north in Yorkshire.

Thomas comes to the aid of widowed, self-sufficient businesswoman Sally Hardcastle when her car breaks down on the motorway.

After reluctantly accepting an offer of a lift to Leeds, things don’t end there.  Over the coming months, the two become involved in a series of misadventures that soon find them being drawn closer together.







Dennis Waterman – Thomas Gynn
Jan Francis – Sally Hardcastle
Leslie Ash – Jo Blake
Susan George – Samantha Mansfield
Ian Mc Niece – Franklyn Bysouth
Willy Ross – Barney Potter
Niall Toibin  John Lively
Emma Wray – Pippa


Channel: ITV
Created By: Geoff McQueen
Written By: Steven Moffat and Alan Whiting
Original Transmission Dates: 8th December 1989 – 6th August 1993

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