Big Deal was an likeable comedy drama about a chronic gambler (Ray Brooks) and his long-suffering girlfriend (Sharon Duce).
It ran from 1984 to 1986 and still holds up well today. The poker scenes are well acted, if somewhat unrealistic in the hands that are dealt, while the theme of gambling as an illness is depicted with sensitivity.
The theme tune makes me nostalgic for those early teenage years - watching this on Sunday nights with the prospect of school looming the following day.
It's sung by Bobby Guppy of Buck's Fizz fame.
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