Karaoke (1996)

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Daniel Feeld is a screenwriter with pains in his gut and a new screenplay called "Karaoke", about a girl named Sandra who works in a seedy Karaoke bar and is murdered by a lowlife named ... See full summary »

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 Daniel Feeld (4 episodes, 1996)
Roy Hudd ...
 Ben Baglin (4 episodes, 1996)
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 Nick Balmer (4 episodes, 1996)
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 Linda Langer (4 episodes, 1996)
Hywel Bennett ...
 Arthur 'Pig' Mallion (4 episodes, 1996)
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 Sandra Sollars (4 episodes, 1996)
Simon Donald ...
 Ian (4 episodes, 1996)
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 Peter (Movie) (4 episodes, 1996)
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 Anna Griffiths (4 episodes, 1996)
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 Oliver Morse (3 episodes, 1996)
Liz Smith ...
 Mrs. Baglin / ... (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Waiter (Movie) (3 episodes, 1996)
Arturo Venegas ...
 Luigi (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Mrs. Haynes (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Staff Nurse (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Consultant (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Lady Ruth Balmer (2 episodes, 1996)
Paul Raffield ...
 Driver (2 episodes, 1996)
Katy Carmichael ...
 2nd Hostess (2 episodes, 1996)
Jody Saron ...
 1st Hostess (2 episodes, 1996)
Fay Ripley ...
 Club Barmaid (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Angie (2 episodes, 1996)
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Daniel Feeld is a screenwriter with pains in his gut and a new screenplay called "Karaoke", about a girl named Sandra who works in a seedy Karaoke bar and is murdered by a lowlife named Arthur "Pig" Mallion. But whenever Daniel looks around, real people seem to be speaking his dialogue in real situations that mirror the script, including a beautiful young girl named Sandra who works in a Karaoke bar owned by a Mr. Mallion. Meanwhile, Balmer, the film's director, is in a spot of trouble with the leading lady of the film. Written by Kathy Li

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In the Dennis Potter interview "Seeing the Blossom", Dennis Potter comments that he wrote "Karaoke" and its sequel "Cold Lazarus" based on the simple writer's premise: "If you wanted to make the world a better place, who would you kill?" See more »

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Outstanding
1 May 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This was my first experience of Dennis Potter. Subsequently I find he used similar themes in other works, notably the Singing Detective. Though that work is terrific, I find Karaoke and its sequel Cold Lazarus to be the total package. I am yet to see anything on the small screen which comes close to them. The incomparable Albert Finney leading a strong supporting cast, tight direction and a fascinating story. The characters are so believable, and ironically (as Potter was dying when he wrote this) they are mostly likable despite their many flaws. It is hard to find anyone likable in the Singing Detective My only question is why has the Beeb Beeb Ceeb not released this on DVD?


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