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17 October 1985 (UK) See more »
Guy Fuddle (Ade Edmondson) lives with his grandmother (Jennifer Saunders). He has four sisters(Saunders)... See more »
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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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Remember it being filmed, 1 May 2005
Author: DJMonline from United Kingdom

I was at the school that was used for some of the filming (I added the school name to the filming locations). They filmed during the term time so we saw the cast around campus. The headmasters garage being used (and exploded if I remember correctly?); the one side of the school converted to look like a French village street (and desperate attempts by students to get some souvenirs); a bedsit in the same corridor as mine being painted green for a scene (a nasty colour green as well but I don't remember which scene) and Ade Edmonson giving autographs on cigarette packets of students who were not allowed to smoke :) Happy days....

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