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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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The scenes in the hospital were filmed in Gartloch Psychiatric Hospital, in Glasgow, before it closed. Many of the extras in these scenes were former patients.See more »
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Finally on DVD!, 12 June 2008
Author: nuttipoodle from United Kingdom

This wonderful series in finally on DVD for everyone to enjoy. Funny and affecting, and with a brief cameo from Spike Milligan this is one of the best mini series I have ever seen.

The best thing about this series is that it doesn't patronise, insult or caricature mental illness, but treats it as a real thing, the 'loonies' as real people and shows that not all the loonies are inside the hospital.

Yes, some of the patient's illnesses are humorous, such as Rosaline obsessively cleaning everything, but this is never taken fun of, or used as a cheap plot device and there is a heartbreaking story behind her OCD.

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