Perfect Strangers (2001)

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Attending a distant family reunion reveals more than was expected.

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 Raymond (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Alice (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Daniel (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Rebecca (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Charles (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Esther (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Irving (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Stephen (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Sidney (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Poppy (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Edith (3 episodes, 2001)
Muriel Pavlow ...
 Violet (3 episodes, 2001)
Sheila Burrell ...
 Grace (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Ernest (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Peter (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Martina (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Nazik (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Young Grace (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Lionel Symon (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Waiter #2 (3 episodes, 2001)
Anita Carey ...
 Sibling's Mother (2 episodes, 2001)
Orlando Vitorini ...
 Mr. Degazi (2 episodes, 2001)
Emma Sackville ...
 Young Edith (2 episodes, 2001)
Rebecca Tarry ...
 Young Violet (2 episodes, 2001)
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Raymond: Naturally we're in the broom cupboard.
Daniel: You wanted it that way. You were determined to get put into a small room so you could spend all your time complaining.
Raymond: That's right, absolutely. This is infinitely preferable.
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sublime
29 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am approaching 40, and have a family of my own. I also recall memories from my childhood; family celebrations; weddings; christenings.

One recalls all those people that seemed immortal. One's parents,captured in photographs; cousins whom one has not seen for years. Then in middle age, you meet people to whom you are related. but have not seen for years. You see pictures of those that are no longer with you.

Perfect Strangers is a sublime drama, one which evokes much of the above and so much more. The central performances are touching and evocative. Matthew Mcfadyen is totally convincing as Daniel, and he is well supported by Michael Gambon, Lindsay Duncan, Claire Skinner and Toby Stephens.

Stephen Poliakoff creates a memorable drama, more remarkable in an age of instant TV, reality TV and vapid game shows. Lose yourself in the characters, and the charming, touching story. I dare you not to shed a tear, not to be drawn into the images, the music....in an all to shallow world, this reminds us of what drama can do. Enchanting.


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