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)
Stephen Boxer ...
 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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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.


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