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Family Affair 

Bill Davis is a highly paid and successful engineer living in a large apartment in New York with his valet, Mr. Giles French . His life is suddenly changed when his niece, Buffy shows up. ... See full summary »
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Complete series cast summary:
Brian Keith ...  Uncle Bill Davis 138 episodes, 1966-1971
Kathy Garver ...  Catherine 'Cissy' Patterson-Davis / ... 138 episodes, 1966-1971
Anissa Jones ...  Ava Elizabeth 'Buffy' Patterson-Davis / ... 138 episodes, 1966-1971
Johnny Whitaker ...  Jonathan 'Jody' Patterson-Davis / ... 138 episodes, 1966-1971
Sebastian Cabot ...  Mr. Giles French 130 episodes, 1966-1971
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Bill Davis is a highly paid and successful engineer living in a large apartment in New York with his valet, Mr. Giles French . His life is suddenly changed when his niece, Buffy shows up. In the midst of deciding what to do, Buffy's twin brother, Jody shows up, and Bill has to leave for Peru. Once he leaves, Buffy and Jody's older sister, Cissy shows up. Bill and French's life is suddenly changed as they become surrogate parents for the 3 children. Written by Doug Leighton

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Brian Keith, Sebastian Cabot and those adorable youngsters. All part of one big happy family. You're included, of course. (season 4) See more »

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Comedy | Family

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TV-G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

12 September 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lieber Onkel Bill See more »

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Runtime:

(138 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

When Buffy shows up to live with Uncle Bill in the pilot episode her doll, Mrs. Beasley didn't have eyeglasses. From the second episode on, she wore them. See more »

Goofs

In some episodes the front door had a striker/latch, in others there wasn't even a cut-out for it. See more »

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Featured in Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985) See more »

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Family Affair
Written and Performed by Frank De Vol
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Relaxing to watch, funny, warm and tender
12 March 2011 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

I love this show. The show looks nice and cosy which alone made it relaxing to watch, and the theme tune is memorable and delightful. Family Affair also treats us to story lines that are written with taste and flair with a lot and heart, and the writing is also very funny(not always hilarious mind) with some poignant parts too particularly with Buffy.

The acting is marvellous, Brian Keith is great as Uncle Bill with a great sense of comic timing and a warm presence too. Kathy Garver shows herself as a promising young actress as Cissy and Johnny Wittaker is a cute Jody. The real stars though are Anissa Jones who is so heartfelt as Buffy and Sebastian Cabot whose Mr French is just brilliant.

Some might say Family Affair is quite syrupy or sugar coated. Maybe so, but I thought it was a great show and very warm and entertaining. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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