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Release Date:
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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Classic 80s comedy, 8 August 2002
Author: FoxRyan from Newcastle, UK

I remember Happy Families from first time round. A six episode series following the lives of the Fuddle family, the majority of which played by Jennifer Saunders. Most of the Comic Strip played small to medium roles, but Saunders shone through this. The series follows Guy (Adrian Edmonson)on his search around the world for his 4 sisters (Saunders). From an American soap queen to a hard case convict, Guy tracks them all down and takes them home to Granny (Saunders). Whenever I ask anyone if they have seen this programme, I always get a no for an answer. Am I the only one in the world who remembers it? Thank god for UK Gold, who repeated it in the early 90s, thanks to whom I now have a copy. if anyone out there remembers it, or even has a copy, think yourself VERY lucky. This was an example of 80s English comedy at it`s best, and I find it very sad that with regards to video sales, or future screenings, it may be gone for good.

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