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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Albert Finney ...  Daniel Feeld 4 episodes, 1996
Roy Hudd ...  Ben Baglin 4 episodes, 1996
Richard E. Grant ...  Nick Balmer 4 episodes, 1996
Keeley Hawes ...  Linda Langer 4 episodes, 1996
Hywel Bennett ...  Arthur 'Pig' Mallion 4 episodes, 1996
Saffron Burrows ...  Sandra Sollars 4 episodes, 1996
Simon Donald ...  Ian 4 episodes, 1996
Neil Stuke ...  Peter (Movie) 4 episodes, 1996
Anna Chancellor ...  Anna Griffiths 4 episodes, 1996
Ian McDiarmid ...  Oliver Morse 3 episodes, 1996
Liz Smith ...  Mrs. Baglin / ... 3 episodes, 1996
Steven Mackintosh ...  Waiter (Movie) 3 episodes, 1996
Arturo Venegas Arturo Venegas ...  Luigi 2 episodes, 1996
Alison Steadman ...  Mrs. Haynes 2 episodes, 1996
Kate O'Toole Kate O'Toole ...  Staff Nurse 2 episodes, 1996
Stephen Boxer ...  Consultant 2 episodes, 1996
Julie Christie ...  Lady Ruth Balmer 2 episodes, 1996
Paul Raffield Paul Raffield ...  Driver 2 episodes, 1996
Katy Carmichael ...  2nd Hostess 2 episodes, 1996
Jody Saron Jody Saron ...  1st Hostess 2 episodes, 1996
Fay Ripley Fay Ripley ...  Club Barmaid 2 episodes, 1996
Natascha McElhone ...  Angie 2 episodes, 1996
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Daniel Feeld is a screenwriter with pains in his gut and a new screenplay called "Karaoke", about a girl named Sandra who works in a seedy Karaoke bar and is murdered by a lowlife named Arthur "Pig" Mallion. But whenever Daniel looks around, real people seem to be speaking his dialogue in real situations that mirror the script, including a beautiful young girl named Sandra who works in a Karaoke bar owned by a Mr. Mallion. Meanwhile, Balmer, the film's director, is in a spot of trouble with the leading lady of the film. Written by Kathy Li

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UK

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English

Release Date:

2 June 1997 (USA) See more »

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Karaoke See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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(3 episodes) | (1 Episode)

Color:

Color
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In Episode 1, Daniel makes a call from a phone booth where someone has written "Reality Sucks" on the glass, and someone else has crossed out "Sucks" and written "or Nothing" below it. In the followup miniseries ("Cold Lazarus"), "Reality or Nothing" is the name of a group of anti-media terrorists. See more »

Quotes

Nick Balmer: When a particular obsession breaks down, you see a glimmer of something called Dignity.
Linda Langer: I don't know what you're talking about!
Nick Balmer: No, I don't suppose you do.
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Breathtaking
1 March 2003 | by McGonigleSee all my reviews

Quite simply, this is a stunning example of how good writing for television can be. Or writing, period, for that matter. It doesn't hurt that the cast, led by the indomitable Albert Finney, give uniformly great performances, but as with all of Dennis Potter's work, it's the virtuosity of the writing that reels you in, making you laugh hysterically in between (or sometimes during) scenes of unbelieveable sadness or poignancy. He was a true gem. I taped this miniseries when it was on Bravo five or six years ago and just watched it again for only the second time, and once again, it took my breath away. Viva Potter!


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