Screen One: Season 3, Episode 3

Filipina Dreamgirls (15 Sep. 1991)

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Several men from Wales travel to the Philippines on an arranged tour to meet Filipina women for romance and possible marriage. None of the women are the ideal Asiatic beauties the men ... See full summary »

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Bill Maynard ...
George Trout
Charlie Drake ...
Lionel
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
Carwyn Phillips
Lee Cornes ...
Preston Scott
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Tim Shanks
Ray Gravell ...
Gareth (as Raymond Gravell)
Grace Amilbangsa ...
Marietta Modestas
Angie Castrence ...
Rosanna (as Angie V. Cantero)
Majesty Gaerlan ...
Arquita
Max Phipps ...
Ray
Roxanne Silverio ...
Rosie
Andrea Arroyo ...
Julie
Sylvia Garde ...
Ignacia
Juliet Jimenez ...
Martita
Ressie Manuel ...
Dorita
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Several men from Wales travel to the Philippines on an arranged tour to meet Filipina women for romance and possible marriage. None of the women are the ideal Asiatic beauties the men imagined, but by the end of the tour, most of the Welshmen return with a new bride. Written by Anonymous

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Amusing Yet Sad
10 December 2006 | by (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) – See all my reviews

This is not going to appeal to everyone but for anyone married to a Filipina, it should be essential viewing.

As has been previously stated, it concerns the fortunes of four Welshmen in their attempt to find a marriage partner through Bill Maynard's mail order bride service and their successes or otherwise.

The humour and sadness is not in the scripted jokes but attitudes between the two cultures. Maynard treats his male customers with contempt, the male clients don't quite know how to react to the Filipinas and you need a translator to understand real the attitude of some of the girls. The sadness comes in the fact that these girls have to go through this to escape their poverty, sometimes successfully, sometimes not.

Overall though it well written and does amuse on more than one level. My wife found humour in things that us westerners wouldn't understand and has circulated a copy of this round her Filipino mates, none of them are mail order brides and they found it funny, not patronising.


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