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pennies from heaven

Unexpected good fortune, a windfall, as in They sent back our check-pennies from heaven. This expression may have originated with a song and motion picture so named (1936), popularized by Bing Crosby.
See also: heaven, penny

pennies from heaven

unexpected benefits, especially financial ones.
Pennies from Heaven was the title of a 1936 song by the American songwriter Johnny Burke ( 1908–64 ). The expression is also well known as the title of a BBC drama series by Dennis Potter in the late 1970s.
See also: heaven, penny
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Top, from left, with Cheryl Campbell in Pennies from Heaven (1978), in Made in Dagenham (2010) and with his friend Sir Michael Caine in 1986
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It is a role that the British actor, well-known for his performances in Mona Lisa, Who Killed Roger Rabbit and the British television production of Pennies From Heaven, handles brilliantly.
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Hoskins's breakthrough role came in Dennis Potter's 1978 series Pennies From Heaven as lovelorn sheet music salesman Arthur Parker.
Career: Small parts in TV productions and films during the early 1970s led to him landing his breakthrough role in Dennis Potter's 1978 mini-series Pennies from Heaven.
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Potter, who died in 1994, is best remembered for his brilliant TV dramas such as Pennies From Heaven and The Singing Detective.
After several small roles, he landed the lead in the classic BBC series Pennies from Heaven.