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Year: 1971-1972. Black and White & Colour. Running time: 1300 mins approx plus extras.

Cast: Adam Faith, Iain Cuthbertson, Rio Fanning, John Rhys-Davies, Lynn Dalby, Georgina Hale, George Tovey. 

Adam Faith gives a career-best performance in this top-rated, early 70s drama series. Created and written by celebrated screenwriters Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall (Billy Liar, Worzel Gummidge), the series also features Iain Cuthbertson (Children of the Stones, The Railway Children) as the bad-tempered spiv Charles Endell, Esquire plus guest stars of the calibre of Jack Shepherd, John Thaw, James Bolam and Derek Jacobi. 

Budgie Bird is a born loser – a petty crook who clings to the fringes of Soho’s bent society. An incorrigible optimist, he has an eye for easy money, pretensions to the big time and a cornered market in failure. However, he bounces along – a snowball in Charlie Endell’s private hell, trying to be a blizzard…


Budgie’s Birds – a brand new featurette on the making of Budgie; Audio commentary on King for a Day Pressure Cookie – The making of Budgie, from 1971; 1974 Adam Faith interview with Russell Harty; Image Gallery.

BUDGIE is coming to Talking Pictures TV!

Don’t miss this colourful series, airing on Talking Pictures TV from Tuesday 16th June at 9pm, and following Tuesdays. An enjoyable and well-written Soho street-life series featuring
Adam Faith as a perpetual loser with an eye on the fast money. Whatever plan, scam or caper Budgie Bird got involved with, he always lost out to the law or Charlie Endell, the local Mr Big. 

OUR PRICE £30 with Free UK Postage

Additional information

Weight .101 kg
Dimensions 13.5 × 19.5 × 1.5 cm