Attending a distant family reunion reveals more than was expected.
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 Raymond (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Violet (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Grace (3 episodes, 2001)
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 Sibling's Mother (2 episodes, 2001)
Orlando Vitorini ...
 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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As Good As It Gets
7 April 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This drama is 4+ hours long but it held us in its power throughout. It was not originally intended to be seen all in one day, of course, but is so gripping that if you have it all you'll want to see it all. Some of Britain's finest stage and TV talent was gathered for this - the BBC must have known they were on to a good thing when they saw the script - and that talent is deployed masterfully.

It bears a passing resemblance to "Shooting the Past", another Poliakoff piece for which we have a lot of time. But Perfect Strangers is better. The story is more plausible, the script is better and the characters more rounded.

As far as TV drama goes, this is about as good as it gets. Highly recommended.


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