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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
2 June 1997 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Daniel Feeld is a screenwriter with pains in his gut and a new screenplay called "Karaoke", about a... See more »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
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Cast

 (Series Cast [22])

Albert Finney ... Daniel Feeld (4 episodes, 1996)
Roy Hudd ... Ben Baglin (4 episodes, 1996)

Richard E. Grant ... Nick Balmer (4 episodes, 1996)

Keeley Hawes ... Linda Langer (4 episodes, 1996)
Hywel Bennett ... Arthur 'Pig' Mallion (4 episodes, 1996)

Saffron Burrows ... Sandra Sollars (4 episodes, 1996)
Simon Donald ... Ian (4 episodes, 1996)

Neil Stuke ... Peter (Movie) (4 episodes, 1996)

Anna Chancellor ... Anna Griffiths (4 episodes, 1996)

Ian McDiarmid ... Oliver Morse (3 episodes, 1996)
Liz Smith ... Mrs. Baglin / ... (3 episodes, 1996)

Steven Mackintosh ... Waiter (Movie) (3 episodes, 1996)
Arturo Venegas ... Luigi (2 episodes, 1996)

Alison Steadman ... Mrs. Haynes (2 episodes, 1996)

Kate O'Toole ... Staff Nurse (2 episodes, 1996)
Stephen Boxer ... Consultant (2 episodes, 1996)

Julie Christie ... 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)

Natascha McElhone ... Angie (2 episodes, 1996)

Series Directed by
Renny Rye (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Writing credits
Dennis Potter (4 episodes, 1996)

Series Produced by
Peter Ansorge .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1996)
Alison Barnett .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1996)
Rosemary Padvaiskas .... producer (4 episodes, 1996)
Kenith Trodd .... producer (4 episodes, 1996)
Michael Wearing .... executive producer (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Original Music by
Christopher Gunning (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ashley Rowe (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Film Editing by
Clare Douglas (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Casting by
Mary Selway (4 episodes, 1996)
Sarah Trevis (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Production Design by
Gary Williamson (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Art Direction by
Sarah Jane Cornish (4 episodes, 1996)
Paul Cross (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Costume Design by
Janty Yates (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Makeup Department
Alan Boyle .... makeup artist: Albert Finney (4 episodes, 1996)
Elaine Davis .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1996)
Carmel Jackson .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1996)
Dorka Nieradzik .... hair designer / makeup designer (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Production Management
Shelley Powell .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adam Goodman .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1996)
Sallie Anne Hard .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 1996)
Nick Heckstall-Smith .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1996)
Jo Marshall .... third assistant director (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Art Department
John Bohan .... construction coordinator (4 episodes, 1996)
Judy Farr .... set dresser (4 episodes, 1996)
Sarah Hauldren .... assistant art director (4 episodes, 1996)
Robin Heinson .... painter (4 episodes, 1996)
Rob Hunter .... props (4 episodes, 1996)
Chas Johnson .... property master (4 episodes, 1996)
Dave Morris .... property buyer (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Sound Department
Mark Auguste .... sound editor (4 episodes, 1996)
Simon Firsht .... sound maintenance (4 episodes, 1996)
Dominic Lester .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 1996)
John Midgley .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 1996)
Robin O'Donoghue .... dubbing mixer (4 episodes, 1996)
Clive Osborne .... boom operator (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Stuart Brisdon .... visual special effects (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Catherine Brandish .... clapper loader (4 episodes, 1996)
Ian Clark .... focus puller (4 episodes, 1996)
Kevin Higgins .... grip (4 episodes, 1996)
Gary Parnham .... electrician (4 episodes, 1996)
Kevin Rudge .... clapper loader (4 episodes, 1996)
Andrew Taylor .... gaffer (4 episodes, 1996)
John Whickman .... best boy (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amanda Trewin .... costume assistant (4 episodes, 1996)
Marion Weise .... costume supervisor (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Editorial Department
Wendy Edgar-Jones .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 1996)
Mark Lane .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Other crew
Lindy Davies .... performance consultant (4 episodes, 1996)
Sam Donovan .... script supervisor (4 episodes, 1996)
Lisa Gravelle .... location manager (4 episodes, 1996)
Alexandra Harris .... assistant to producer (4 episodes, 1996)
Vivien Jordan .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 1996)
Sandra Nixon .... production accountant (4 episodes, 1996)
Jane Soans .... location manager (4 episodes, 1996)
Jo Thomas .... assistant to producers (4 episodes, 1996)
Mariam Vossough .... production assistant (4 episodes, 1996)
 

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Runtime:
50 min (3 episodes) | 63 min (1 Episode)
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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 »
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References The Shining (1980)See more »

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6 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
for all it's faults, a worthy and lavish swansong for a sadly missed and marvellous talent., 4 March 2004
Author: big_fat_smelly_bastard (MIKEHILL38@HOTMAIL.COM) from manchester, england

scriptwriter great dennis potter sadly passed away before this flawed but admirable big budget brit mini series was first aired on UK telly in 1996 (both this and it's sequel 'cold lazarus' were screened jointly on b.b.c. and channel 4 at his request). albert finney gives a customary superb central performance as a writer sufferring from terminal cancer who begins expierancing de ja 'vui when people around him start emulating lines and situations from his work. though not in the same calibre as 'pennies from heaven' or 'the singing detective'; it still remains an entertaining piece even though it could have benifetted by being tightened with a shorter length in certain scenes. it's little wonder that some scenes do meander slightly as potter was on a tight deadline due to his poor health so obviously was unable to supply rewrites. it's still well worth watching especially for it's high budget and impressive production values. with a top notch supporting cast featuring alison steadman, roy hudd, liz smith, ian mcdiarmid (looking amazingly like potter himself before he went 'star wars') and richard e. grant; watch out for two early walk ons from ewan macgregor and natasha mcelhone. only hywel bennett disappoints with an over the top ham turn as a dubious pub landlord. to date; this enjoyable series like potter's previous, critically mauled 'blackeyes'; is sadly unavailable on video/dvd.

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