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Perfect Strangers 

Attending a distant family reunion reveals more than was expected.
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Series cast summary:
Michael Gambon ...  Raymond 3 episodes, 2001
Lindsay Duncan ...  Alice 3 episodes, 2001
Matthew Macfadyen ...  Daniel 3 episodes, 2001
Claire Skinner ...  Rebecca 3 episodes, 2001
Toby Stephens ...  Charles 3 episodes, 2001
Jill Baker ...  Esther 3 episodes, 2001
Timothy Spall ...  Irving 3 episodes, 2001
Anton Lesser ...  Stephen 3 episodes, 2001
Michael Culkin ...  Sidney 3 episodes, 2001
Kelly Hunter ...  Poppy 3 episodes, 2001
Kathleen Byron ...  Edith 3 episodes, 2001
Muriel Pavlow ...  Violet 3 episodes, 2001
Sheila Burrell Sheila Burrell ...  Grace 3 episodes, 2001
Peter Howell ...  Ernest 3 episodes, 2001
Tony Maudsley ...  Peter 3 episodes, 2001
Camilla Power ...  Martina 3 episodes, 2001
Marianne Borgo Marianne Borgo ...  Nazik 3 episodes, 2001
Miranda Raison ...  Young Grace 3 episodes, 2001
Jay Simon ...  Lionel Symon 3 episodes, 2001
Daman Malone Daman Malone ...  Waiter #2 3 episodes, 2001
Anita Carey Anita Carey ...  Sibling's Mother 2 episodes, 2001
Orlando Vitorini Orlando Vitorini ...  Mr. Degazi 2 episodes, 2001
Emma Sackville Emma Sackville ...  Young Edith 2 episodes, 2001
Rebecca Tarry Rebecca Tarry ...  Young Violet 2 episodes, 2001
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Attending a distant family reunion reveals more than was expected.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

10 May 2001 (UK) See more »

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Almost Strangers See more »

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TalkBack Productions See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Final screen appearance of Kathleen Byron. See more »

Quotes

Raymond: Naturally we're in the broom cupboard.
Daniel: You wanted it that way. You were determined to get put into a small room so you could spend all your time complaining.
Raymond: That's right, absolutely. This is infinitely preferable.
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So captivating!
10 August 2004 | by ah8048See all my reviews

Perfect Strangers was first aired in May 2001. I was in the midst of my final year degree exams. The first part was shown the night before one of my exams and I recorded it to watch another time so that I could do revision. About 20 minutes into the programme, I took a break from revision and decided to watch the programme for a short time. Perfect Strangers was so captivating that I didn't return to my revision until the programme finished!

Perfect Strangers has a wonderful music score by Adrian Johnston. I was thrilled to find that the following year, a CD of the score had been released. (It includes Adrian Johnston's score from Shooting The Past, an earlier drama also by Stephen Poliakoff and starring Lindsay Duncan and Timothy Spall.)

So, are you ready to meet the family?


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