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 Samad (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Archie (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Clara (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Alsana (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Shiva (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Hortense (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Mo (4 episodes, 2002)
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 Joyce Malfen (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Marcus Malfen (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Ardashir (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Ryan Topps (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Neena (3 episodes, 2002)
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 Reporter (3 episodes, 2002)
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Sarah Ozeke ...
 Irie (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Lager Lad / ... (2 episodes, 2002)
San Shella ...
 Young Samad (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Young Archie (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Young Devil of Dachau (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Josh Malfen (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Magid / ... (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Joely (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Crispin (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Paddy (2 episodes, 2002)
Chu Omambala ...
 Brother Ibrahim (2 episodes, 2002)
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In 1970s England, cultures start to mix and cross with different experiences. Archie is contemplating suicide until he meets Clara, who is fleeing an oppressive Jehovah's Witness mother. Meanwhile, Samad has arrived in England to meet with his old war-friend Archie and to complete his arranged marriage. The two couples have different experiences of multicultural Britain and this differs from their children as the story follows the two generations across the years. Written by Anonymous

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In White Teeth, Om Puri and Archie Panjabi play husband and wife. In East is East, they played father and daughter. See more »

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Clara: Did the whole of your life flash before your eyes, like dey say, Archie?
Archie: It did, yeah. Thing is, I wasn't really in it.
Clara: You a good man, Archie. Not excitin' - but good. I glad you don kill yourself.
Archie: Thank you.
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"White Teeth" laughable in its portrayal of Jehovah's Witnesses
7 July 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I found this comment on PBS.org and I agree with it... "While the series was great, and the acting wonderful, I would have enjoyed it more had the author bothered to get even the smallest detail about Jehovah's Witnesses correct. There were so many inaccuracies, that I doubt she did any research.

First of all, a Jehovah's Witness would never have a cross in the home. Crosses are pagan relics that have no place in a witnesses' worship. Second, witnesses do not believe in burning hell, nor do they believe in everyone going to heaven. The belief is that while 144,000 will go to heaven, others will live forever on Earth. Third, even in 1974, when some witnesses did believe the end was near, they did not believe they would be taken up to heaven in rapture.

Verna Leep Thoreau, NM" The show is laughable in its portrayal of Jehovah's Witnesses as a stereotype of religious fanaticism. At the same time, it is so inaccurate in its portrayal, I think the average Jehovah's Witness would be vastly amused rather than offended.


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