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 (Series Cast Summary - 20 of 24)

Ken Stott ... Eddie (6 episodes, 1994)
Katy Murphy ... Francine (6 episodes, 1994)

David Tennant ... Campbell (6 episodes, 1994)
Ruth McCabe ... Rosalie (6 episodes, 1994)

Elizabeth Spriggs ... Grandma (6 episodes, 1994)
Angela Bruce ... Isabel (6 episodes, 1994)
Kenneth Bryans ... Stuart (6 episodes, 1994)
Matt Costello ... Alastair (6 episodes, 1994)
Derek Anders ... Billy (6 episodes, 1994)
Gavin Mitchell ... Hector (6 episodes, 1994)
Molly Innes ... Margaret (6 episodes, 1994)
Roy Hanlon ... Griffin (6 episodes, 1994)
Nell Brennan ... Sheila (6 episodes, 1994)
Neil McKinven ... MacAteer (5 episodes, 1994)
Caroline Paterson ... Jane (5 episodes, 1994)

Angus Macfadyen ... Fergus (4 episodes, 1994)
Sandra Voe ... Evelyn (4 episodes, 1994)
Ronnie McCann ... Lavery (4 episodes, 1994)
Arabella Weir ... Paula (3 episodes, 1994)
Paul Blair ... Webster (3 episodes, 1994)

Series Directed by
David Blair (6 episodes, 1994)
Series Writing credits
Donna Franceschild (6 episodes, 1994)

Series Produced by
Chris Parr .... producer (6 episodes, 1994)
Series Film Editing by
Ian Farr (5 episodes, 1994)
Series Costume Design by
James Keast (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Bob Orr .... stand-by props (6 episodes, 1994)
Series Sound Department
Paul Hamblin .... sound re-recording mixer (6 episodes, 1994)

Peter Brill .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Tony Burke .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Andy Kennedy .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Ben Norrington .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
David Bourke .... electrician (6 episodes, 1994)
Tom Gates .... gaffer (6 episodes, 1994)
Micky May .... generator operator (6 episodes, 1994)
Jamie Summers .... electrician (6 episodes, 1994)
Tony Wilcock .... best boy (6 episodes, 1994)

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Additional Details

50 min (6 episodes)

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Every episode is named after a song. During each episode, you'll be able to hear the song that it's named after.See more »
Campbell:We are loonies, and we are proud!See more »


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Absolutely brilliant, 29 August 2006
Author: john_s_napper from United Kingdom

I just looked this up on IMDb in the hope that it might lead me to a DVD, but it doesn't seem to be on DVD. Are the BBC crazy? I was amazed to see that Takin' Over The Asylum is now 12 years old. I remember it so clearly. When it was first shown I thought it was the best TV series I had ever seen. Periodically the plot seemed too good to be true, at which point there was a twist to bring it back down to earth. Great writing and excellent acting. When it was repeated I told everyone I knew to watch it, but they didn't. I don't know why. I watched it all through again and it was just as good. Perhaps now that David Tennent is Dr. Who, somebody will think about releasing his earlier work on DVD. Whenever I see him I remember his slogan from Takin'Over The Asylum, delivered loudly in a strong Scottish accent: "We are loonies and we are proud".

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