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Budgie was a superb ITV series, which ran for 26 hour long episodes from 1970 to 1972. Written by Keith Waterhouse it had Adam Faith in the lead role as the chirpy Cockney petty criminal Ronald 'Budgie' Bird. The interaction between Budgie and the sinister Charlie Endell Esquire (Iain Cuthbertson) was often hilarious and distressing at the same time.

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Budgie DVDs available from - in association with

'Budgie Series 1 DVD' Budgie - Series 1 [1971] ~ Alan Gibson
'Budgie Complete Series DVD' Budgie - The Complete Series Boxset [1971] ~ Adam Faith

Budgie Main Cast List

Adam Faith as Ronald 'Budgie' Bird
Iain Cuthbertson as Charles Endell, esq
Lynn Dalby as Hazel Fletcher
Jack Shepherd as Detective Constable Leadbetter
Stella Tanner as Mrs. Fletcher
Rio Fanning as Grogan
Derek Newark as DI Bryant
Margaret Nolan as Inga
Donald Douglas as Pringle
James Bolam as Wossname
Eamonn Boyce as Desperate Dan
George A. Cooper as Detective Inspector Shepherd
Christopher Good as 1st Constable
James Warrior as DC Gunn
Georgina Hale as Jean
June Lewis as Mrs Endell
John Rhys-Davies as Laughing Spam Fritter

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