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 Clare Pettengill (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
Bonnie Engstrom ...
 Dirka (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Janice McCann (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Lachlan Glendenning / ... (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Kenny McLeod (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Fist de Grooke (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Rab (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Jackie McCann (8 episodes, 2002-2003)
Gotti Sigurdarson ...
 Lars (7 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Miles Longmuir (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Wee Jackie (6 episodes, 2002-2003)
Karen Kilgariff ...
 Jean Pettengill (5 episodes, 2003)
Lars Oostveen ...
 Bart van Dongen (5 episodes, 2002-2003)
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American Clare Pettengill, newly arrived in Glasgow, starts up a book group in order to make some new friends. The group consists of three unhappy European football wives, a pretentious drug-addict student, a closet-homosexual football enthusiast, and a kind and gentle struggling author in a wheelchair. Each week they meet to read and discuss a new book, which always affects or influences each of the group's lives in some way. Written by Vladimir (Laitue_Gonflable@hotmail.com)

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In each book group meeting, Kenny and Clare either sit together or directly across from each other. See more »

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Jean Pettengill: Oh, that's my other news. I'm getting married.
Clare Pettengill: Oh, I didn't realize you were seeing anyone.
Jean Pettengill: I'm not. It's just a visa thing.
Clare Pettengill: What? Oh, just ignore those letters.
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The first season's opening credits show the characters' houses in the order they appear during the book group sessions: Clare, Dirka, Barney, Rab, and Janice; though he had picked the book, Kenny decided to have the group meet at Clare's instead and Fist hadn't picked one during the first season. See more »

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Excellent
22 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

I really like this the first time, and have been staying up late to watch the midnight re-runs on Irish TV.

I always liked this show, because of the (sometimes unbelievable) pretension of some of the characters, and the excellent acting throughout, particularly from Michelle Gomez, who I adore.

And, aside from the stories, and the dialog, and the acting, what had me bouncing up and down in glee was that Dirka and Fist, when alone with their husbands, spoke their native languages. This pleased me no end, as I always find it slightly ridiculous when foreign characters speak English, even when alone.


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