Funland (2005– )

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Funland is a comedy / thriller serial, produced by the BBC that was first screened from 23 October 2005 to 7 November 2005... See full synopsis »

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 Carter Krantz (11 episodes, 2005)
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 Shirley Woolf (11 episodes, 2005)
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 Lola Sutton (11 episodes, 2005)
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 Ruby Woolf (10 episodes, 2005)
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 Connie Woolf (10 episodes, 2005)
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 Onan Van Kneck (10 episodes, 2005)
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 Liam Woolf (10 episodes, 2005)
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 Bryan Luke / ... (9 episodes, 2005)
Ryan Pope ...
 Chris Church (8 episodes, 2005)
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 Vienna Keen (8 episodes, 2005)
Nicholas Beveney ...
 The Greek (8 episodes, 2005)
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 Hitman 1 / ... (7 episodes, 2005)
Brian Hibbard ...
 Willy Woolf / ... (7 episodes, 2005)
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 Valerie Hinchcliffe (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Bradley Stainer (6 episodes, 2005)
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 Shadowman / ... (5 episodes, 2005)
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Funland is a comedy / thriller serial, produced by the BBC that was first screened from 23 October 2005 to 7 November 2005... See full synopsis »

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Compelling viewing
16 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Bought this on DVD for the price (five quid) and the writing/cast credits (half of The League of Gentlemen) - I wasn't disappointed.

This is a dark, twisted, comedy that also works as a compelling, enthralling and gripping thriller. At times, the tension makes it almost unbearable to watch, and then suddenly there's a scene or a shot that makes you laugh aloud.

I watched this in one sitting, all six hours of it, such is its power to draw you in and captivate you.

Beautifully written and well-acted by all involved, this is a darkly funny series that is well worth checking out. Most of the cast are familiar faces, seasoned pros giving excellent performances. Simon Greenall (Michael The "Work Geordie" in I'm Alan Partridge) is almost unrecognisable as the local newspaper reporter.

If you like your comedy with a deeper, dramatic storyline, or your mystery with a sense of humour, check this series out.


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