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Family Affairs 

British soap opera focusing on the lives of residents in the fictional London suburb of Charnham.



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Series cast summary:
Ebony Thomas Ebony Thomas ...  Yasmin Matthews / ... 230 episodes, 1999-2005
Nicola Duffett ...  Cat Webb / ... 221 episodes, 1999-2005
David Easter David Easter ...  Pete Callan 206 episodes, 1997-2005
Barbara Young ...  Sadie Hargreaves / ... 168 episodes, 1999-2005
Miles Petit Miles Petit ...  Roy Farmer 162 episodes, 1997-2003
Rebecca Blake Rebecca Blake ...  Nikki Warrington 152 episodes, 2000-2004
Tanya Franks ...  Karen Ellis / ... 147 episodes, 2000-2003
Anna Acton ...  Geri Evans 135 episodes, 2002-2004
Jemma Walker Jemma Walker ...  Siobhan Callan / ... 113 episodes, 1999-2002
Rosie Rowell Rosie Rowell ...  Eileen Callan / ... 112 episodes, 2002-2005
Chandra Ruegg Chandra Ruegg ...  Becky Scott 111 episodes, 2000-2003
Belinda Sinclair Belinda Sinclair ...  Fern Farmer / ... 110 episodes, 1999-2003
Ian Cullen ...  Angus Hart 109 episodes, 1997-1999
Rupert Hill Rupert Hill ...  Cameron Davenport 107 episodes, 2002-2004
Jonathan Dow Jonathan Dow ...  Jim Webb 105 episodes, 2000-2003
Angela Hazeldine Angela Hazeldine ...  Gemma Craig 104 episodes, 2000-2002
Kazia Pelka Kazia Pelka ...  Chrissy Costello 101 episodes, 2003-2005
Matthew Jay Lewis Matthew Jay Lewis ...  Matt Ellis 100 episodes, 2001-2003
Richard Hawley Richard Hawley ...  Dave Matthews 95 episodes, 1999-2005
Stephen Yardley ...  Vince Farmer 93 episodes, 1999-2003


British soap opera focusing on the lives of residents in the fictional London suburb of Charnham.

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Release Date:

30 March 1997 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Cancelled in summer 2005 as it was adjudged to have run its course, with the final episodes due to go out at the end of the year. See more »


Gary Costello: [after hearing Bradley confess to abusing Chloe] She's only 10 years old!
[punches Bradley]
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Referenced in Extras: Ross Kemp & Vinnie Jones (2005) See more »

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Cream Of The Crop
22 January 2004 | by bh2003_imdbSee all my reviews

Family Affairs is without a doubt the best of all the UK soaps. Why? Take the quality of the production first - There is a cinematic style to all the camera work, using jibs and dollies - keeping the cameras moving, all these things add up to a "professional" production. The show is shot on video (as it has to be when filming at least 5 episodes a week) and then filtered in post production to give the "film" look. Just look at the cheap video production of Eastenders and Coronation Street for comparison. It was certainly the quality of the Family Affairs production that led the producers of Brookside to totally change their production (too late to save the show as the script writing had unfortunately deteriorated to a level beyond redemption) style to attempt to emulate this high quality cinematic style.

Secondly, the show's writers keep the plot lines within semi-believable boundaries, choosing to deal with everyday characters and situations rather than the plane crashes and larger than life "comedy" characters utilised so often by Eastenders and Coronation Street.

Last, but certainly not least, is the superb cast who interact superbly. Actors like David Easter (Pete Callan) and Nicola Duffet (Cat Matthews) have an absolutely brilliant "natural" on screen friction that just cannot be duplicated by any of the shallow characters from the other two soaps.

Well done the whole Family Affairs crew, Actors/Actresses, Technicians and the Producers.

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