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23 October 1985 (UK) See more »
Four women who are nothing alike end up living together in a flat in England. Full summary »
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Dawn French ... Amanda Ripley (13 episodes, 1985-1986)

Jennifer Saunders ... Jennifer Marsh (13 episodes, 1985-1986)

Ruby Wax ... Shelley DuPont (13 episodes, 1985-1986)

Tracey Ullman ... Candice Valentine (13 episodes, 1985-1986)

Joan Greenwood ... Lady Chloe Carlton (13 episodes, 1985-1986)

Series Directed by
Paul Jackson (5 episodes, 1985)
Ed Bye (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Writing credits
Dawn French (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Jennifer Saunders (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ruby Wax (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Tracey Ullman (2 episodes, 1985)

Series Produced by
Paul Jackson .... producer (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Allan McKeown .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Trevor Walton .... producer / executive producer (5 episodes, 1985)
Series Original Music by
Chris Difford (13 episodes, 1985-1986)
Glenn Tilbrook (13 episodes, 1985-1986)
Series Film Editing by
Gordon Hunt (5 episodes, 1985)
John Hawkins (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Casting by
Rebecca Howard (5 episodes, 1985)
Sally Fincher (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Production Design by
Lynda Harris (5 episodes, 1985)
Colin Andrews (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Costume Design by
James Dark (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Makeup Department
Dianne Joyce .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 1985)
Sheila Mann .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1985)
Shirley Muslin .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Art Department
Graham Garside .... graphics (5 episodes, 1985)
Tex Uwins .... production buyer (3 episodes, 1985)
Tod Davies .... graphics / production buyer (2 episodes, 1986)
Ted High .... graphics / production buyer (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Sound Department
Paul Crichton .... sound (5 episodes, 1985-1986)
Martyn Gillman .... sound (2 episodes, 1985)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Wilson .... lighting technician (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Bernard Saunders .... camera operator (4 episodes, 1985)
Geoff Joyce .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sheelagh Killeen .... costumes (5 episodes, 1985)
Series Editorial Department
Endel Beinlo .... vision control (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Tracy Myers .... vision mixer (4 episodes, 1985)
Jenny Hawkins .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1985-1986)
Jay Brown .... vision control (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Series Location Management
Ron Brown .... location manager (2 episodes, 1985)
Ken Whitton .... location manager (2 episodes, 1986)
Series Other crew
Ben Elton .... script editor (7 episodes, 1985-1986)
Ron Blanchard .... floor manager (5 episodes, 1985)
Joyce Lewsey .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1985)
Sue Palmer .... stage manager (5 episodes, 1985)
Eunice Bird .... production assistant (2 episodes, 1986)
Tara Fernando .... stage manager (2 episodes, 1986)
Richard Jones .... floor manager (2 episodes, 1986)

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Additional Details

30 min (13 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Tracey Ullman left show after the first series due to her first pregnancy: she gave birth to daughter Mabel in 1986.See more »
Waitress:Is everything okay here?
Jennifer Marsh:Well, it's just that apparently Shelly has murdered our flat mate.
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Four Stars on Rise!, 9 December 2015
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This sitcom was a launching pad for Tracey Ullman, even Ruby Wax, Jennifer Saunders, and Dawn French in the cast as four unlikely roommates in a Chelsea flat with Lady Carlton (played by the wonderful Joan Greenwood). The series is mindless fun to watch and even thirty years later. Tracey Ullman has always been one of my favorite comics, a British Lucille Ball. She and the executive producer (her husband Allan McKeown) would move to America and produce her show. Tracey is still talented and funny even here. Ruby Wax OBE plays Shelly Dupont annoyingly but lovable too. She met her husband, Ed Bye (director) on the series. Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French's professional comedic partnership is first displayed here. French plays Amanda as a left wing feminist and funny. Saunders plays a moody roommate. Each roommate has a character developed to show their strengths. This series would not be one of British comedy's best but watchable and lovable all as well. You can't help but enjoy it.

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