Attending a distant family reunion reveals more than was expected.
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 Sibling's Mother (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Mr. Degazi (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Young Edith (2 episodes, 2001)
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 Young Violet (2 episodes, 2001)
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Attending a distant family reunion reveals more than was expected.

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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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29 January 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best TV productions of the last ten years. It is being screened on BBC4 as part of the Poliakoff season, and it's a complete delight to see again. The whole cast is terrific. I could watch Gambon just standing in a bus queue.

Poliakoff himself says - a little diffidently - that he wants to make television that people remember. I expect most directors do, but few succeed. I have remembered stills, scenes, even expressions from this drama after five years. Watching it again was like looking through a photo album. It was 'familiar' in more ways than one.

(I've finally worked out that Jason Klamm's perplexing comment on this board is based on the presumption that Stephen Poliakoff's original drama is following on from some late 80's US comedy series. I promise you, the two productions have NO connection apart from the title... not even fifth cousins.)


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