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

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 Alison Braithwaite (26 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 David Braithwaite (26 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 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)
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 Megan Hartnoll (24 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 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)
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 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)
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 Graham Braithwaite (11 episodes, 2001-2002)
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A normal everyday family strike it rich by winning the lottery. Their life dramatically changes with their new-found wealth.

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At the beginning of Series 3 and 4, Charlotte would appear and recap on the story and the events of the previous seasons. See more »

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

Soundtracks

Bingo Bango
Written by Ratcliffe / Buxton
Performed by Basement Jaxx
Courtesy of MCA Music
Contains sample from 'Merenque' by Bolivar courtesy of Wave Records
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Equal Parts Comedy and Tragedy
13 March 2013 | by (Virginia USA) – See all my reviews

I really love this series, in which winning the lottery magnifies all the existing problems of a dysfunctional family. It's hilarious but ultimately very sad. While many over-the-top things happen, the writer is faithful to underlying truths about human frailties. The characters are three dimensional, even the real assholes, and the acting is uniformly good. Peter Davison is especially stellar in a performance that exemplifies his strengths as an actor. His comic timing is spot-on and he makes the weak, petulant philandering husband a sympathetic character without pulling any punches to blunt his shortcomings. You want to kick him in the face one minute and hug him the next. The desperate, hopeful way he looks at his estranged wife any time she gives him the tiniest glimmer of encouragement broke my heart. If you are a fan of Davison's, this series alone is worth buying a region-free DVD player for. While it's definitely British in both setting and tone, there is nothing in it that is at all difficult for Americans to "get."


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