Karaoke (1996)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Drama
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 427 users  
Reviews: 4 user

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 »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 26 Dec 2010
 
a list of 44 titles
created 04 May 2013
 
a list of 15 titles
created 24 May 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 21 Sep 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Karaoke" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Karaoke (1996– )

Karaoke (1996– ) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Karaoke.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
1996  
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Singing Detective (TV Series 1986)
Drama | Musical | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

Tormented and bedridden by a debilitating disease, a mystery writer relives his detective stories through his imagination and hallucinations.

Stars: Michael Gambon, Patrick Malahide, Joanne Whalley
Blade on the Feather (TV Movie 1980)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A reclusive, elderly author is visited by a young admirer...but both men are more than they claim to be.

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Kika Markham, Phoebe Nicholls, Donald Pleasence
Rain on the Roof (TV Movie 1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Another of Dennis Potter's "visitation dramas": Adultery by John disturbs Janet, so she flirts with the simple, mistreated Billy during the middle of giving him a reading lesson. ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Bridges
Stars: Cheryl Campbell, Malcolm Stoddard, Ewan Stewart
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

During a train ride, an anxiety attack leads middle-aged illustrator John into an identity crisis. As his marital problems merge and blur into his fantasy life with prostitutes and call ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Potter
Stars: Alan Bates, Gina Bellman, Frances Barber
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.

Director: Richard Loncraine
Stars: Sting, Denholm Elliott, Joan Plowright
French Fields (1989–1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The British family from "Fresh Fields" (1984) moves to France. Episodes center around their adjustment to and difficulties dealing with French culture. Much humor is also derived from their... See full summary »

Stars: Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers, Pamela Salem
Cream in My Coffee (TV Movie 1980)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Past and present intertwine: An elderly couple returns to the hotel where they became close when they were young and flashbacks to the earlier visit reveal the origins of both their ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar
Stars: Peggy Ashcroft, Lionel Jeffries, Shelagh McLeod
The Mayor of Casterbridge (TV Mini-Series 1978)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In a drunken and disheartened state, Michael Henchard sells his wife at a fair. When he becomes sober again he realises what he has done, and though unable to find his wife and child, ... See full summary »

Stars: Alan Bates, Janet Maw, Jack Galloway
Dreamchild (1985)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Exploring the somewhat darker and more mysterious side of the Lewis Carroll's classic book, the movie follows Alice Liddell (the book's inspiration) as an old woman who is haunted by the ... See full summary »

Director: Gavin Millar
Stars: Coral Browne, Ian Holm, Peter Gallagher
Tender Is the Night (TV Mini-Series 1985)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel about how the rich languoring on the Riviera in the 1920's are slowly drawn into the coming depression is once again filmed with Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen,... See full summary »

Stars: Peter Strauss, Mary Steenburgen, Sean Young
Cold Lazarus (TV Mini-Series 1996)
Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Dr. Emma Porlock and her colleagues, attempting to unlock the secrets of human memory for the Masdon drug empire, get a cryogenically stored 400-year-old human head to project its memories ... See full summary »

Stars: Albert Finney, Ciarán Hinds, Frances de la Tour
Midnight Movie (TV Movie 1994)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

American producer James Boyce and his airhead wife Amber rent an English country mansion where the British horror flick "Smoke Rings" was filmed twenty years previous. Amber's mother was ... See full summary »

Director: Renny Rye
Stars: Jim Carter, Louise Germaine, Brian Dennehy
Edit

Cast

Complete series cast summary:
...
 Daniel Feeld (4 episodes, 1996)
Roy Hudd ...
 Ben Baglin (4 episodes, 1996)
...
 Nick Balmer (4 episodes, 1996)
...
 Linda Langer (4 episodes, 1996)
Hywel Bennett ...
 Arthur 'Pig' Mallion (4 episodes, 1996)
...
 Sandra Sollars (4 episodes, 1996)
Simon Donald ...
 Ian (4 episodes, 1996)
...
 Peter (Movie) (4 episodes, 1996)
...
 Anna Griffiths (4 episodes, 1996)
...
 Oliver Morse (3 episodes, 1996)
Liz Smith ...
 Mrs. Baglin / ... (3 episodes, 1996)
...
 Waiter (Movie) (3 episodes, 1996)
Arturo Venegas ...
 Luigi (2 episodes, 1996)
...
 Mrs. Haynes (2 episodes, 1996)
...
 Staff Nurse (2 episodes, 1996)
Stephen Boxer ...
 Consultant (2 episodes, 1996)
...
 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)
...
 Angie (2 episodes, 1996)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 June 1997 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(3 episodes) | (1 Episode)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Connections

Followed by Cold Lazarus (1996) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
where will the young reality tellers come?
21 January 2000 | by (u.s. of amnesia (Phillip Rhav)) – See all my reviews

Dennis Potter, who passes before these works, "Karaoke and Cold Lazarus" could be produced, asked in his last interview with Melvyn Bragg, "Where will the writers who want to tell stories about life as it truly is, beneath the hype and glitter, get their opportunity as I did in the 60's, in our current world of Rupert Murdoch sensibilities?" Karaoke is a tale of personal responsibility that reaches deeper than "E-network" can imagine in its most profoundly affected moments of easy sanctimony and sentimentality. This play should be at the peak of viewing assignments for all students of what TV can really do and be in a democracy that is real, not just a convenient platitude. Dennis Potter may have been the "Shakespeare" of our times. We will be lucky if such integrity and eloquence graces us again.


15 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anyone know anything about a DVD release? Pulsie
An absolute classic SuzeeQ3000
is charley boorman in it Hart73
Discuss Karaoke (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?