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Happy Families


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A six-part comedy series written by BEN ELTON
Guy Fuddle has now managed to persuade three out of four of his sisters to return home to crazy granny. However, this time he is going to have to persuade the Home Secretary because Roxanne Fuddle is doing bird.
Film recordist MALCOLM HILL Film editor CHRISTINE ROYLE Lighting cameraman WILLIAM DUDMAN
Designer MEL BIBBY
Produced and directed by PAUL JACKSON
BBC Manchester


Written By: Ben Elton
Unknown: Guy Fuddle
Unknown: Roxanne Fuddle
Editor: Christine Royle
Unknown: William Dudman
Designer: Mel Bibby
Directed By: Paul Jackson
The Fuddle Family: Jennifer Saunders
Guy: Adrian Edmondson
Cook: With Dawn French
Dr De Quincy: Stephen Fry
Flossie: Helen Lederer
Roland: Ben Elton
Warders: Gabrielle Glaister
Warders: Pauline Melville
Prison governor: Carole Hayman
Television PA: Carol Hawkins
Ada: Polly Highton
Reporter: Chris Langham
TV sound recordist: Chris Larner
Col Soddem: Lance Percival
Narrator: Kieran Prendiville
Joyce Nightstick: Sandi Toksvig
Dianah: Lou Wakefield
Jill: Claudette Williams
himself: Keith Chegwin

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