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 Tom Chadwick (8 episodes, 2013)
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 Pete Stupples (8 episodes, 2013)
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 Bea Chadwick & Monkey / ... (8 episodes, 2013)
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 Kitty Chadwick (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Mr. Pfister (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Al Chadwick (5 episodes, 2013)
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 Keith Chadwick (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Luba Chadwick (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Sgt. Ray Biggins / ... (4 episodes, 2013)
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 Rick Tillman (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Julie Fenneman (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Dave Chadwick / ... (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Mike Morton (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Ally Keele (3 episodes, 2013)
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 Race Track Announcer / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Princess ('The Plantagenets') (2 episodes, 2013)
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 W.P.C. Sharon Bullivant / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Sherlock Holmes ('Sherlock Holmes: The New Frontier') (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Dr. Watson ('Sherlock Holmes: The New Frontier') (2 episodes, 2013)
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 Chitra ('There Goes the Neighborhood') / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
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 P.C. Garry Dawson / ... (2 episodes, 2013)
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Centers on 30-year-old Tom Chadwick who, after losing his job and his girlfriend, begins exploring his family heritage after inheriting a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met. Unsure of his identity, he uncovers a world of unusual stories and characters as well as a growing sense of who he and his real family are. Written by HBO

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Finding himself. One relative at a time.

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Includes several cast members from movies directed by Christopher Guest, including Michael McKeon, Fred Willard, Ed Begley, Jr., Bob Balaban, and Jim Piddock. See more »

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21 June 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stumbled onto HBO's half-hour comedy "Family Tree" and watched the first three (of 8 ordered so far) on demand last night. VERY funny, especially 1 & 2. 3 slipped just a bit. Am looking forward to 4 later tonight. I believe they are showing all shows to date tomorrow. Catch up. May not be your cup of tea, but o man, if it is you are in for a treat. In some ways this may be pure comedy but I suspect it is a takeoff on the couple of genealogy shows that were popular the last couple of years. The humor is the usual Brit TV humor but given an original boost by reminding us how convoluted our current life is by having us go along on the journey as "facts" about our ancestry are uncovered leading first one direction and then abruptly swinging away at 90 degrees or 180 degrees leaving us no more informed about the "reality" of our past but thoroughly amused by the commingling of what is, what might be and what might have been. Highly recommended for anyone but especially those engaged in ancestry study at any level.


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