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The show centres on pub landlord Ken (John Henshaw), especially his preoccupation with his daughter Melanie (Christine Bottomley), and his nervous relationship with barmaid Tanya (Susan ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
John Henshaw ...  Ken 12 episodes, 2003-2004
Rita May Rita May ...  Jean 12 episodes, 2003-2004
Mark Benton ...  Eddie 12 episodes, 2003-2004
Craig Cash ...  Joe 12 episodes, 2003-2004
Rodney Litchfield Rodney Litchfield ...  Tommy 12 episodes, 2003-2004
Lorraine Cheshire Lorraine Cheshire ...  Joan 12 episodes, 2003-2004
Phil Mealey Phil Mealey ...  Duffy 12 episodes, 2003-2004
James Quinn ...  Phil 12 episodes, 2003-2004
Peter Wight ...  Nige 12 episodes, 2003-2004
Christine Bottomley ...  Melanie 11 episodes, 2003-2004
Susan Cookson Susan Cookson ...  Tanya 11 episodes, 2003-2004
Joan Kempson Joan Kempson ...  Winnie 9 episodes, 2003-2004
Lisa Millett ...  Debbie 9 episodes, 2003-2004
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The show centres on pub landlord Ken (John Henshaw), especially his preoccupation with his daughter Melanie (Christine Bottomley), and his nervous relationship with barmaid Tanya (Susan Cookson). Ken's wife left him for his best friend. The series reflects more than a little of the Northern humour displayed in The Royle Family (co-written by Cash). In a similar style to The Royle Family, every scene unfolds within the spatial context of The Grapes and it is also set in the Greater Manchester area. Written by John Mullee

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English

Release Date:

12 May 2003 (UK) See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

When Phil and Nige's radio goes off and you hear someone saying phonetic alphabet words, it always spells out a swear word. See more »

Quotes

Ken: [talking about the two coppers Phil and Nige] You know why they're not coming, don't ya?
Everyone: Why?
Ken: [holding up a sausage] Cos they won't eat their own!
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Referenced in Sunshine: Episode #1.3 (2008) See more »

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The best comedy of recent Years!!!!
3 August 2008 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

This has to be the most underrated and forgotten about 'MASTERPIECE' that has ever come out of the BBC, writers Craig Cash and Phil Mealey crerated something absolutely wonderful here with this one. Why on Earth did this not get more coverage and no further series, Criminal, the characters were all thoroughly believable and lovable!!! Jean and Winnie's dailogues are just the most funny thing I have ever seen, incredible. But the line of Eddie and Tommy speaking about Joan's driving test, wot sign would you expect to see on a narrow country lane answer 'fresh farm eggs for sale' absolute genius. I can see the same fate happening to the current series 'The Visit' very similar and again wonderfully fantastic, why aren't these on bbc on prime spots instead of rubbish like 'after you've gone and green green grass!!! Please someone read this and take note. To the regiment!!! I wish i was there, a real gem of comedy, with a hint of heart warming drama running through it as well


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