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The Book Group 

American Clare Pettengill, newly arrived in Glasgow, starts up a book group in order to make some new friends. The group consists of three unhappy European football wives, a pretentious ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Anne Dudek ...  Clare Pettengill 12 episodes, 2002-2003
Bonnie Engstrom Bonnie Engstrom ...  Dirka 12 episodes, 2002-2003
Michelle Gomez ...  Janice McCann 12 episodes, 2002-2003
James Lance ...  Lachlan Glendenning / ... 12 episodes, 2002-2003
Rory McCann ...  Kenny McLeod 12 episodes, 2002-2003
Saskia Mulder ...  Fist de Grooke 12 episodes, 2002-2003
Derek Riddell ...  Rab 12 episodes, 2002-2003
Des Hamilton ...  Jackie McCann 8 episodes, 2002-2003
Gotti Sigurdarson ...  Lars 7 episodes, 2002-2003
Henry Ian Cusick ...  Miles Longmuir 6 episodes, 2003
Jack McElhone ...  Wee Jackie 6 episodes, 2002-2003
Karen Kilgariff Karen Kilgariff ...  Jean Pettengill 5 episodes, 2003
Lars Oostveen Lars Oostveen ...  Bart van Dongen 5 episodes, 2002-2003
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American Clare Pettengill, newly arrived in Glasgow, starts up a book group in order to make some new friends. The group consists of three unhappy European football wives, a pretentious drug-addict student, a closet-homosexual football enthusiast, and a kind and gentle struggling author in a wheelchair. Each week they meet to read and discuss a new book, which always affects or influences each of the group's lives in some way. Written by Vladimir (Laitue_Gonflable@hotmail.com)

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book | tea | scotland | love | loneliness | See All (12) »

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Official Sites:

Channel 4 [UK]

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UK

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English

Release Date:

12 April 2002 (UK) See more »

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Pirate Productions See more »
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(12 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

Rory McCann plays the most characters out of the cast - a total of four: Kenny, Kenneth (from Clare's book), Sancho (from Clare's dreams), and Angus. See more »

Goofs

Clare propositions Barney on their first meeting, then seems surprised when he turns up at her door on another occasion stoned and propositioning her. See more »

Quotes

Barney Glendenning: They're all married to professional footballers.
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Crazy Credits

The first season's opening credits show the characters' houses in the order they appear during the book group sessions: Clare, Dirka, Barney, Rab, and Janice; though he had picked the book, Kenny decided to have the group meet at Clare's instead and Fist hadn't picked one during the first season. See more »

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Sweet, Funny, scottish
13 June 2019 | by ase-81169See all my reviews

The humour is underplayed and enjoyable. A further development of the characters would have been fun. I really enjoyed it, Also recognising from Sabrina and Game of Thrones Some great scottish actors. It was a laugh


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