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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 11)

Jennifer Saunders ... Granny Fuddle / ... (6 episodes, 1985)

Adrian Edmondson ... Guy Fuddle (6 episodes, 1985)

Dawn French ... Cook (6 episodes, 1985)

Stephen Fry ... Dr. De Quincy (6 episodes, 1985)
Helen Lederer ... Flossie (5 episodes, 1985)

Jim Broadbent ... Dalcroix (3 episodes, 1985)

Series Directed by
Paul Jackson (6 episodes, 1985)
Series Writing credits
Ben Elton (6 episodes, 1985)

Series Produced by
Paul Jackson .... producer (6 episodes, 1985)
Alan Wright .... assistant producer (6 episodes, 1985)
George R. Clarke .... assistant producer (5 episodes, 1985)
Series Original Music by
David McNiven (6 episodes, 1985)
Series Cinematography by
William Dudman (5 episodes, 1985)
Series Production Design by
Mel Bibby (6 episodes, 1985)
Series Costume Design by
Mechael Taylor (6 episodes, 1985)
Series Makeup Department
Liz McClusky .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 1985)
Sally Sutton .... makeup designer: Jennifer Saunders / makeup artist: Jennifer Saunders (6 episodes, 1985)
Series Art Department
Mark Allen .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 1985)
Dennis Slater .... property buyer (6 episodes, 1985)
Series Sound Department
Francis Cooke .... dubbing mixer (6 episodes, 1985)
Malcolm Hill .... film recordist (6 episodes, 1985)
Mike J. Turner .... film recordist (6 episodes, 1985)
Series Special Effects by
Clive R. Kay .... special effects contact lenses (1 episode, 1985)
Series Visual Effects by
Jim Francis .... visual effects designer (6 episodes, 1985)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ian Dabbs .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1985)
Allan Parker .... gaffer electrician (6 episodes, 1985)
Warwick Bedford .... still photographer (2 episodes, 1985)
Series Editorial Department
Peter Marsh .... film editor (3 episodes, 1985)
Christine Royle .... film editor (3 episodes, 1985)
Series Other crew
Anne Comer .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1985)
Dona DiStefano .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1985)

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Additional Details

UK:35 min (6 episodes)
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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
I wish I could see this again, 24 September 2004
Author: crowby from Peterborough

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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