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Clatterford 

Jam & Jerusalem (original title)
The comical misadventures of friends involved with a women's club. Retitled as "Clatterford" in the United States.
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Series cast summary:
...  Sal Vine 19 episodes, 2006-2009
...  Rosie Bales 19 episodes, 2006-2009
...  Eileen Pike 19 episodes, 2006-2009
...  Caroline Martin 19 episodes, 2006-2009
...  Tash Vine 18 episodes, 2006-2009
...  Tippi Haddem 17 episodes, 2006-2009
...  Kate Bales 17 episodes, 2006-2009
Suzy Aitchison ...  Susie 17 episodes, 2006-2009
Patrick Barlow ...  Vicar / ... 15 episodes, 2006-2009
Salima Saxton ...  Yasmeen Vine 15 episodes, 2006-2009
Hazel John ...  Pauline 15 episodes, 2006-2009
...  Spike / ... 13 episodes, 2006-2009
...  Queenie 12 episodes, 2006-2008
...  Dr. James Vine 12 episodes, 2006-2009
Thomas Assafuah ...  Raph / ... 12 episodes, 2006-2009
Elanor Grimes ...  Janine, Spar Girl 10 episodes, 2006-2009
Ebony the Dog ...  Sal's Dog 10 episodes, 2006-2009
Robbie Richardson ...  Colin Haddem 9 episodes, 2006-2008
...  Marcus 9 episodes, 2006-2008
...  Megan Boyd / ... 8 episodes, 2006-2009
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Sally "Sal" Vine (Sue Johnston) is a popular nurse living in a small Devon village who has never been tempted to join the local Women's Institute, despite having been asked on numerous occasions. But when a personal tragedy leads Sal in to a deep depression, she emerges more impulsively and determined to live life to the full, beginning with joining the WI.

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24 November 2006 (UK)  »

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Following the third series in 2009, the series was axed by the BBC, though no official statement was made, with the news instead being revealed by Pauline McLynn on her blog. McLynn revealed that the cast and Jennifer Saunders had wished to do another series. See more »

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Featured in Loose Women: Episode #13.214 (2009) See more »

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Village Green Preservation Society
Written by Ray Davies
Performed by Kate Rusby
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It's not Absolutely Fabulous
30 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

.... and thank God for that!! I have heard nothing but bad things about Jam and Jerusalem but I think that it is excellent. It seems that anything that Jennifer Saunders does is compared against Absolutely Fabulous (which should have given up after the second series and was only kept alive for the lucrative BBC America audience) and I think it is a shame that many people do not seem to have given it a chance.

This is not a laugh a minute and I do not think that was the intention. The characters are excellently written and are subtle. Unlike Absolutely Fabulous where the viewer learned that (s)he was dealing with an old tart and an aging hippy and their 'hilarious antics' after 10 minutes of the first episode (or indeed after the two minutes of the sketch from French and Saunders from which Ab Fab sprang) the characters in Jam and Jerusalem are more complex and will need at least one more series to come into their own, in much the same way that the characters of 'dinnerladies' took time to develop.

People who want slap-stick, American, literal comedy should steer well clear of Jam and Jerusalem. Fans of French and Saunders and comedy that requires some thought on the part of the viewer will love it.


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