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18 November 1992 (UK) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 20 of 24)

Paul McGann ... Joe Thompson (3 episodes, 1992)
Josette Simon ... Frankie Thompson (3 episodes, 1992)

Philip Davis ... Paul Thompson (3 episodes, 1992)
Gwyneth Strong ... Linda Thompson (3 episodes, 1992)
Doreen Mantle ... Jean Thompson (3 episodes, 1992)
Allan Surtees ... Bill Thompson (3 episodes, 1992)

Judy Cornwell ... Aunt Peggy (3 episodes, 1992)

Neil Dudgeon ... Tom Edmonds (3 episodes, 1992)
Brigit Forsyth ... Rosemary Dobson (3 episodes, 1992)
Bernard Horsfall ... Peter Dobson (3 episodes, 1992)

Noah Huntley ... Nigel Dobson (3 episodes, 1992)
David John ... Barry (3 episodes, 1992)
Emma Jane Lavin ... Ruth Edmonds (3 episodes, 1992)
Elaine Lordan ... Dawn (3 episodes, 1992)
Jean Warren ... Margaret (3 episodes, 1992)
Doreen Andrew ... Sylvia (2 episodes, 1992)
Clare Malka ... Woman on Train (2 episodes, 1992)
Janet Rawson ... Babs Edmonds (2 episodes, 1992)
Alexander Torriglia ... Man on Train (2 episodes, 1992)
Sue Wallace ... Jackie (2 episodes, 1992)

Series Directed by
Pedr James (3 episodes, 1992)
Series Writing credits
Guy Hibbert (3 episodes, 1992)

Series Produced by
Hilary Salmon .... producer (3 episodes, 1992)
Michael Wearing .... executive producer (3 episodes, 1992)
Series Original Music by
Colin Towns (3 episodes, 1992)
Series Cinematography by
Chris Seager (3 episodes, 1992)
Series Film Editing by
Susan Spivey (3 episodes, 1992)
Series Production Design by
Gerry Scott (3 episodes, 1992)
Series Costume Design by
Laura Ergis (3 episodes, 1992)
Series Makeup Department
Lucy Cain .... makeup assistant (unknown episodes)
Sara Ellis .... makeup assistant (unknown episodes)
Vivien Riley .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Bridget Goodman .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Graeme Hattrick .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Linda Sherwood-Page .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Peter Maxwell .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Jay Jay Odedra .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nicola Wakeham .... dresser (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Rona Buchanan .... assistant film editor (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Ruth Ahmed .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Carole Bisset .... production associate (unknown episodes)
Sarah Lee .... location manager (unknown episodes)

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165 min | UK:55 min (3 episodes)


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Suburbia subverted, 8 March 2001
Author: annieoz from Sydney Australia

Perhaps in another, parallel universe where television is valued people are still enjoying the humour of Guy Hibbert's Nice Town and celebrating the original, the bold and the subversive.

Possibly Paul McGann's greatest comedic performance to date, and played absolutely straight, even wearing a pinnie, this series gives him a chance to trot out his particular talent for demureness, previously hinted at in Withnail and I. The series plays on the themes of role reversal, androgyny and suburban suffocation.

McGann plays Joe Thompson, the "ideal" husband, who cooks, cleans and looks after his child while his high-powered wife (Josette Simon, fantastic) goes out to work, a man who craves to be kept barefoot and pregnant, chained to the kitchen stove. He's clucky. His wife isn't. What's a man to do?

With a nod to Dennis Potter and Guy Hibbert's fantastic verbal riffs, this series should not be missed.

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