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Class Act 

Kate Swift has always know her place in the world. "I was a rich bitch! I was good at it! I liked it!" Imagine her horror when both her husband and all her ill-gotten cash vanish, leaving ... See full summary »
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2   1  
1995   1994  

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Joanna Lumley ...  Kate Swift 14 episodes, 1994-1995
John Bowe ...  Jack Booker 14 episodes, 1994-1995
Nadine Garner ...  Gloria O'Grady 14 episodes, 1994-1995
Richard Vernon ...  Sir Horace Mainwaring 14 episodes, 1994-1995
James Gaddas ...  D.I. Latham 13 episodes, 1994-1995
Neil McCaul Neil McCaul ...  Joe Addison 13 episodes, 1994-1995
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Kate Swift has always know her place in the world. "I was a rich bitch! I was good at it! I liked it!" Imagine her horror when both her husband and all her ill-gotten cash vanish, leaving her to fend for herself for the first time ever. Add in her mad old dad, Sir Horrace Mainwaring, boozy journalist Jack, Australian ex-criminal Gloria and Detective Inspector Latham, a sarcastic policeman and it's a recipe for trouble! Written by <rosie@ihug.co.nz>

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1994 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Судебный процесс See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(14 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Utterly hysterical - one of Joanna's best!
13 May 2003 | by lindaluvsuSee all my reviews

Although it only ran for two series - a total of fourteen episodes - "Class Act" is a hysterical comedy showcasing Britian's national treasure, Ms. Joanna Lumley, at her finest.

For those that know her as Pasty from Ab Fab - you won't be disappointed - as the character Kate Swift revels in her own selfishness and vileness - readily hiding that heart of gold underneath.

The supporting actors are wonderful and the relationships they build with Kate quite intriguing - especially her antics with the Detective Latham. The "will they"/"won't they" tension with journalist Jack give the comedy-drama it's romantic edge, although it is subtly played and sadly, never quite resolved.

All in all - if you are a Lumley fan or just looking for some laughs, be sure to check this out!


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