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20 June 1999 (UK) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 5 of 22)

Ardal O'Hanlon ... Eamon Donaghy (16 episodes, 1999-2001)

Beth Goddard ... Kath Shand (16 episodes, 1999-2001)

Mick Ford ... Stuart (9 episodes, 2000-2001)

Emma Fielding ... Beatrice Dempsey (7 episodes, 1999-2001)

Steve Nicolson ... Patrick Dempsey (7 episodes, 1999-2001)

Series Directed by
Udayan Prasad (2 episodes, 1999)

Piers Haggard (unknown episodes)
Sandy Johnson (unknown episodes)
Philippa Langdale (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Nicholas Martin (16 episodes, 1999-2001)

Series Produced by
Ken Baker .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Veronica Castillo .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Jonathan Powell .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Rob Pursey .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Sarah Wilson .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Hal Lindes (6 episodes, 1999)
Series Cinematography by
John Daly (2 episodes, 1999)

Graham Frake (unknown episodes)
John Simmons (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Nigel Parkes (4 episodes, 2001)

Rodney Holland (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Marilyn Johnson (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Maurice Cain (unknown episodes)
Rod Stratfold (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Justin Warburton-Brown (6 episodes, 1999)

Nigel Evans (unknown episodes, 2000)
Series Costume Design by
Mary-Jane Reyner (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Charmaine Fuller .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Penny Smith .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Catherine Wilkins .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Julia Wilson .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Shelley Powell .... post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Paddy Stoakes .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen Woolfenden .... first assistant director (4 episodes, 1999)
Henry Tomlinson .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1999)

Peter Bennett .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Beni Turkson .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Ian Wilkinson .... dialogue editor (7 episodes, 1999-2001)
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist (7 episodes, 1999-2001)

Wayne Brooks .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Andrew Sissons .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Roger Slater .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Gary Hymns .... key grip (6 episodes, 1999)

John Bailie .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Louis Mulvey .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leigh Nicol .... wardrobe assistant (unknown episodes)
Nicole Young .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Scott Hinchcliffe .... on-line editor (10 episodes, 1999-2001)

Andrew Hillier .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Location Management
Russell Lodge .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
George Andrews .... unit driver (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Julie Burnell .... production executive (unknown episodes)
Georgia Cheales .... assistant to producer (unknown episodes)
Mandy Dalton .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Darren Harrison .... runner (unknown episodes)
Michael Larkins .... production accountant (unknown episodes)
Lisa Mail .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Nigel Neads .... location accountant (unknown episodes)
John Salisbury .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Jayne Sharp .... runner (unknown episodes)
Philip Trethowan .... script editor (unknown episodes)
Angela Wharton .... script supervisor (unknown episodes)
Peter Winstanley .... production accountant (unknown episodes)

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54 min (6 episodes)
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
The biggest decline between seasons ever., 11 September 2003
Author: spoiler_junkie

I started watching this series from the beginning. For the first season it was on the surface another Cold Feet clone. However the series soon proved to me that it had something else to offer viewers. Cold Feet, for all its strengths, took the route of being rather angst ridden shortly into its run. Big Bad World on the other hand focused a lot more of the comedy at the time providing one relationship that was completely stable (unlike the rocky relationship it was based upon in Cold Feet) and another that was entirely routed in the televisual tradition of the will they/wont they relationship.

Then the first season ended and the series was unheard of for a few years. When next it showed it's head the show was dramatically altered, episode length was halved as was the cast with absolutely no mention of the missing characters, essentially the show was rebranded from comedy-drama to a more conventional sit-com. Of course being on ITV this meant it now was rubbish and nobody watched it again.

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