Copyright Janice Rider, no reproduction without permission.
Costume sketches for the 1987 comedy drama series, The Ritz, written by John Godber. The series was an adaptation of Godber’s theatre production: Bouncers, set in a Northern disco.
Photos by Willoughby Gullachsen, no reproduction without permission.
The Continental was written by John Godber, directed by John Godber and Martin Shardlow, and produced at Pebble Mill by Chris Parr.
The drama was a sequel to The Ritz (a television adaptation of John Godber’s play Bouncers), where the staff of The Ritz, a northern nightclub, set about opening a new disco in Spain. It was transmitted in 1987.
The Continental starred Richard James Lewis, Andrew Livingstone, Richard Ridings, Paul Rider, Andrew Dunn, Frank Bruno, Martin Ronan and Mark Addy.
The pool scene was shot in the Copthorne Hotel, Birmingham.
A list of most of the crew is contained on the Script front page.