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Charming Brendan Block dates Miranda Cotton and gets seriously committed. But she dumps him, claiming he invaded her privacy. A few weeks later, Brendan gets engaged to Miranda's sister and... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Claire Goose ...  Kerry Cotton 2 episodes, 2005
Kate Ashfield ...  Miranda Cotton 2 episodes, 2005
David Tennant ...  Brendan Block 2 episodes, 2005
Jill Baker ...  Marcia Cotton 2 episodes, 2005
John Bowe ...  Derek Cotton 2 episodes, 2005
Robert Lowe ...  Troy Cotton 2 episodes, 2005
Susannah Wise ...  Laura 2 episodes, 2005
Tim Faraday ...  Mick 2 episodes, 2005
Daniel Ryan ...  Rob Pryor 2 episodes, 2005
James Daffern ...  Tony 2 episodes, 2005
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Charming Brendan Block dates Miranda Cotton and gets seriously committed. But she dumps him, claiming he invaded her privacy. A few weeks later, Brendan gets engaged to Miranda's sister and is welcomed as ideal son-in-law by everyone else. From then on, nasty things keep happening to her loved-ones. Written by KGF Vissers

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12 December 2005 (UK) See more »

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Der Feind in meinem Haus See more »

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England, UK See more »

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Canada TV,Granada Drama See more »
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(2 parts)

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When Naomi gets back from talking to Miranda in the car and enters the apartment, her hair is up in a clip when she puts the key in the door. It's down when she is coming in through the door and then it is back up in a clip when she pushes the door to. See more »

Quotes

Brendan Block: [just found out that Miranda wants to break up with him] Miranda, I love you.
Miranda Cotton: Just go.
Brendan Block: You Bitch.
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Nasty and pointless
19 December 2005 | by pavlovsgirlSee all my reviews

I haven't read the book of this and based on this adaptation, will not bother. I hated every character in this show - Miranda was slutty, selfish and mumbled miserably through the appalling dialogue, her sister was a total wimp, and this was the worst depiction of manic-depression I have ever seen. I have a degree in Psychology, and this was not accurate. In fact, until it was mentioned, I did not realise Troy was supposed to be bipolar - I thought he was a normal, slightly grumpy teenager.

The only saving grace in this stupid show was David Tennant, whose brilliantly psychotic performance was the only thing that got me to watch the second half.

Clearly the writers and producers of this show have not done any research - Troy's mental problems are not remotely accurate, nor are the forensics involved in the "twist" ending (and if you did not spot that a mile off, you are a big ole dummy!)

Utter garbage.


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