Happy Families (1985– )

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Guy Fuddle (Ade Edmondson) lives with his grandmother (Jennifer Saunders). He has four sisters(Saunders) who were sent away from home as small children. Grandmother is now ill and she wants... See full summary »

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 Granny Fuddle / ... (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Guy Fuddle (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Cook (6 episodes, 1985)
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 Dr. De Quincy (6 episodes, 1985)
Helen Lederer ...
 Flossie (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Dalcroix (3 episodes, 1985)
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Guy Fuddle (Ade Edmondson) lives with his grandmother (Jennifer Saunders). He has four sisters(Saunders) who were sent away from home as small children. Grandmother is now ill and she wants to see her granddaughters before she dies. She sends Guy into the world to find them. Grandmother's real motives are revealed when the family reunites. Written by Audrey_L

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I wish I could see this again
24 September 2004 | by (Peterborough) – See all my reviews

Ahhhhhhhh. I was about 11 in 1985 when I saw this and still at Primary School, at the time I was mourning the end of The Young Ones - this gave me my fix until Filthy Rich and Catflap came along the following year. Reading some of these IMDb reviews has been very nostalgic and has helped to bring back some of the memories from it. I remember Stephen Fry as the doctor, he was playing a doctor in an advert as well at the time so I think he got a bit type casted that year and this was the first thing I'd seen him in. I remember the French artist model character after reading her mentioned on here. I can still remember the theme music which I loved at the time and the tapestry title sequence. This was being shown roughly around the time of "Girls On Top" the ITV sitcom with French and Saunders in and I was a fan of both. This was very much advertised as a Jennifer Saunders vehicle (although French was in it) and it displayed her talents well. French and Saunders got their own series about a year later and it wouldn't be until Absolutely Fabulous that she went off and did something this individual again. I remember Happy Families had me in hysterics and there was some very close to the bone humour. As I said I was 11 at the time but my sense of humour has been fairly unchanged by time (I'm now 30!) I would really love to see this get repeated. Lets hope it does.


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