Tutti Frutti

Season 1 Episode 1

The Boy Can't Help It

Aired Unknown Mar 03, 1987 on BBC
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Episode Summary

The Boy Can't Help It
The Magestics' anniversary tour is thrown into turmoil when the lead singer, Big Jazz, dies unexpectedly. Meanwhile, Jazza's brother Danny returns from New York and meets old college acquaintance Susie Kettles. Will Danny be prepared to remain in Scotland and go on tour with the band or will he go back to the States?moreless

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    Ronald Forfar

    Ronald Forfar

    Father Finlay

    Guest Star

    Iain Andrew

    Iain Andrew

    Customer in Shop

    Guest Star

    Garry Stewart

    Garry Stewart

    VAT Man

    Guest Star

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Suzie: There's nothing funny about it McGlown. I don't know if you've ever been sexually abused, had your head sat on and your dental plate stolen, but it's no laughing matter I can assure you.
        Danny: I didn't even notice you had a dental plate...give us a look.

      • Suzie: You're a funny man McGlown.
        Danny: Why? Because I drink dry martinis and I enjoy looking at embriodery?

      • Danny: Good God, he's my own brother. Surely I can go back to his house for a few drinks after his funeral.
        Dennis: There are three outfits where blood ties don't count...the Magic Circle, the Mafia and The Majestics.

      • Dennis: Nobody asked me if I wanted a kebab.
        Danny: Shut up!
        Dennis: Dennis, the name's Dennis in case you forgot.
        Danny: Fine. Shut up Dennis.

    • NOTES (8)

      • Legendary British R & B musician Zoot Money, of the Big Roll Band, helped the none musical members of the cast feign their talents on screen through tutoring them in rudimentary guitar playing.

      • Bob Smart was nominated for a BAFTA Design award for his work on Tutti Frutti. He lost out to Tim Harvey who won the for Fortunes Of War, a drama series also starring Emma Thompson.

      • Video Cameraman was nominated for a BAFTA for his work on Tutti Frutti. He lost out to Tony Maynard for his work on Chancer. Also, Peter Brill, Bronek Korda, Ian Frame and Andrew McCelland received a joint BAFTA nomination for Film Sound. However the award went to the sound crew who worked on The Duty Men.

      • The show's writer, John Byrne, and Sandi Anderson won a BAFTA for Best Graphics for their work on Tutti Frutti.

      • Lorna Blair won a BAFTA for Best Make-up for her work on Tutti Frutti in 1987.

      • Robbie Coltrane was nominated in the category of Best Actor BAFTA for his performance as Danny McGlone. He lost out to David Jason who won it for Porterhouse Blue.

      • Tutti Frutti won the Best Drama BAFTA in 1987 for Andy Park and Tony Smith.

      • Emma Thompson won a Best Actress BAFTA for her performance as Suzie Kettles.

    • ALLUSIONS (3)

      • After Jazza's coffin has been lowered into the grave, The Majestics sing Eddie Cochran's / Shawaddywaddy's Three Steps To Heaven

      • During the flashback sequence at Jazza's funeral, The Majestics are playing "Rip It Up" by Elvis Presley.

      • Danny tells Suzie he's not going to do a Greyfriar's Bobby. He is referring to the Skye terrier who became famous in Edinburgh during the mid 1850s when his master was buried in Greyfriar's churchyard. For fourteen years, Bobby remained close to his master's grave and he visited it daily. His name is synonymous with loyalty.