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20080526 BT=1315 (BBC7)Actor Ricky Tomlinson reads from his autobiography. Growing up near Anfield, Ricky discovers football, girls and rock 'n' roll. Episode 1 of 5.
20080529 BT=1315 (BBC7)It's the mid 1970s and Ricky Tomlinson is released from jail. A long walk leads to an extraordinary professional acting break. Episode 4 of 5.
20080528 BT=1315 (BBC7)Ricky is arrested for strike action in 1972 and detained at Her Majesty's pleasure with some cockroaches and good buddy Dessie. Episode 3 of 5.
20080530 BT=1315 (BBC7)Ricky Tomlinson makes money with Brookside, but then loses it - along with wife, home and sanity. Jim Royle to the rescue. Episode 5 of 5.
20080527 BT=1315 (BBC7)Ricky Tomlinson's comedy career begins in some of Liverpool's most notorious drinking holes. His dad dies and he falls in love. Episode 2 of 5.
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120090112 BT=1315 (BBC7) . Growing up near Anfield, Ricky Tomlinson discovers football, girls and rock 'n' roll.
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The Royle Family actor reads from his autobiography. Growing up near Anfield, he discovers football, girls and rock 'n' roll.

. The actor recalls growing up near Anfield, discovering football, girls and rock 'n' roll.

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120090929 BT=0445 (BBC7) . Growing up near Anfield, Ricky Tomlinson discovers football, girls and rock 'n' roll.
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220090113 BT=1315 (BBC7) . Starting his showbiz career on Liverpool's pub circuit, the actor falls in love.
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Reading from his autobiography, the actor recalls starting his showbiz career on Liverpool's pub circuit - and falling in love.

. The actor on starting his showbiz career on Liverpool's pub circuit - and falling in love.

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220090930 BT=0445 (BBC7) . Starting his showbiz career on Liverpool's pub circuit, the actor falls in love.
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320090114 BT=1315 (BBC7) . Arrested for strike action, the actor is detained at Her Majesty's pleasure.
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Reading from his autobiography, the actor recalls his arrest for strike action - and being detained at Her Majesty's pleasure.

. Recalling his arrest for strike action - and being detained at Her Majesty's pleasure.

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320091001 BT=0445 (BBC7) . Arrested for strike action, the actor is detained at Her Majesty's pleasure.
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420090115 BT=1315 (BBC7) . Released from jail, the actor becomes a TV extra, ahead of landing his big break.
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Reading from his autobiography, the actor recalls his release from jail and being a TV extra, ahead of landing his big break.

. Ricky recalls his release from jail and being a TV extra, ahead of landing his big break.

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420091002 BT=0445 (BBC7) . Released from jail, the actor becomes a TV extra ahead of landing his big break.
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Concluding his autobiography, the actor recalls how disaster followed TV success in Brookside - until Jim Royle barged in.

. The actor recalls how disaster followed success in Brookside - until Jim Royle barged in.

5 LAST20091003 BT=0445 (BBC7) . Disaster follows TV success in 'Brookside', until Jim Royle barges in.