A normal everyday family strike it rich by winning the lottery. Their life dramatically changes with their new-found wealth.



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Series cast summary:
 Alison Braithwaite (26 episodes, 2000-2003)
 David Braithwaite (26 episodes, 2000-2003)
 Virginia Braithwaite (26 episodes, 2000-2003)
Sarah Churm ...
 Sarah Braithwaite (26 episodes, 2000-2003)
Keeley Fawcett ...
 Charlotte Braithwaite (26 episodes, 2000-2003)
Ishia Bennison ...
 Denise Skidmore (25 episodes, 2000-2003)
 Megan Hartnoll (24 episodes, 2000-2003)
 Mike Hartnoll (21 episodes, 2000-2003)
Judy Holt ...
 Elaine Fishwick (21 episodes, 2000-2003)
Lucy Whelan ...
 Tamsin (21 episodes, 2000-2003)
Damian Zuk ...
 Phil Skidmore (21 episodes, 2000-2003)
 Marion Riley (20 episodes, 2000-2003)
Lynda Bellingham ...
 Pauline Farnell (19 episodes, 2000-2003)
Jonathan Le Billon ...
 Kieran (14 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hazel Douglas ...
 Audrey Crowther (13 episodes, 2000-2003)
 Graham Braithwaite (11 episodes, 2001-2002)


A normal everyday family strike it rich by winning the lottery. Their life dramatically changes with their new-found wealth.

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Graham Braithwaite and Megan Hartnoll are the show's protagonists. See more »


Referenced in The Brontes at the BBC (2016) See more »


Barber's Adagio For Strings (Ferry Corsten Mix)
Written by Samuel Barber
Arranged by William Orbit
Performed by William Orbit
Remix by Ferry Corsten
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Limited
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Fascinating offbeat drama that continues to surprise throughout!
24 February 2000 | by (Las Vegas) – See all my reviews

Alison Braithwaite is married to David. Together they live with their three daughters. Alison's life is turned upside down when she discovers that the Eurolottery ticket her youngest daughter got her for her birthday has landed her £38,000,000! In a bid to be responsible she decides to use the money for charitable purposes... but in doing so she keeps it a secret from her family.

And that's just the start of it all. The whole family are having their own particular crises, and somehow they all end up crashing in the middle. There are so many secrets being hidden away and the eventual outing of the truth is enthralling and unpredictable.

Light-hearted and heart-warming, this production makes being a fly on the wall such an enjoyable experience. It never fails to deliver while never being too serious. If there is a message in there somewhere then it is that life never goes as planned.

Thoroughly enjoyable... I hope there is more in the pipeline!

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