British soap opera focusing on the lives of residents in the fictional London suburb of Charnham.




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Series cast summary:
Ebony Thomas ...
 Yasmin Matthews / ... (226 episodes, 1999-2005)
 Cat Webb / ... (216 episodes, 1999-2005)
David Easter ...
 Pete Callan (202 episodes, 1997-2005)
 Sadie Hargreaves / ... (164 episodes, 1999-2005)
Miles Petit ...
 Roy Farmer (157 episodes, 1997-2003)
Rebecca Blake ...
 Nikki Warrington (147 episodes, 2000-2004)
 Karen Ellis / ... (142 episodes, 2000-2003)
 Geri Evans (134 episodes, 2002-2004)
Rosie Rowell ...
 Eileen Callan / ... (111 episodes, 2002-2005)
 Angus Hart (109 episodes, 1997-1999)
Jemma Walker ...
 Siobhan Callan / ... (109 episodes, 1999-2002)
 Cameron Davenport (106 episodes, 2002-2004)
Belinda Sinclair ...
 Fern Farmer / ... (106 episodes, 1999-2003)
Chandra Ruegg ...
 Becky Scott (106 episodes, 2000-2003)
Jonathan Dow ...
 Jim Webb (103 episodes, 2001-2003)
Kazia Pelka ...
 Chrissy Costello (101 episodes, 2003-2005)
Matthew Jay Lewis ...
 Matt Ellis (100 episodes, 2001-2003)
Angela Hazeldine ...
 Gemma Craig (99 episodes, 2000-2002)
Julie Smith ...
 Lucy Day (91 episodes, 2002-2005)
Richard Hawley ...
 Dave Matthews (91 episodes, 1999-2005)


British soap opera focusing on the lives of residents in the fictional London suburb of Charnham.

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30 March 1997 (UK)  »

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Cancelled in summer 2005 as it was adjudged to have run its course, with the final episodes due to go out at the end of the year. See more »


Barbara 'Babs' Woods: [trying to talk Tanya into having her wedding reception at the pub following the siege involving Pete, Eileen and Trish the week previous] It'll be fine. A few strategically-placed flowers to cover the bullet-holes...
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Referenced in Extras: Ross Kemp & Vinnie Jones (2005) See more »

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Cream Of The Crop
22 January 2004 | by (Law, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Family Affairs is without a doubt the best of all the UK soaps. Why? Take the quality of the production first - There is a cinematic style to all the camera work, using jibs and dollies - keeping the cameras moving, all these things add up to a "professional" production. The show is shot on video (as it has to be when filming at least 5 episodes a week) and then filtered in post production to give the "film" look. Just look at the cheap video production of Eastenders and Coronation Street for comparison. It was certainly the quality of the Family Affairs production that led the producers of Brookside to totally change their production (too late to save the show as the script writing had unfortunately deteriorated to a level beyond redemption) style to attempt to emulate this high quality cinematic style.

Secondly, the show's writers keep the plot lines within semi-believable boundaries, choosing to deal with everyday characters and situations rather than the plane crashes and larger than life "comedy" characters utilised so often by Eastenders and Coronation Street.

Last, but certainly not least, is the superb cast who interact superbly. Actors like David Easter (Pete Callan) and Nicola Duffet (Cat Matthews) have an absolutely brilliant "natural" on screen friction that just cannot be duplicated by any of the shallow characters from the other two soaps.

Well done the whole Family Affairs crew, Actors/Actresses, Technicians and the Producers.

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