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Sitting Pretty


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Diane Bull's portrayal of glamorous Eastender Annie Briggs in the first series of John Sullivan's comedy gave the world a new catchphrase ("phenomenal!") and a character as resilient as Sullivan's earlier creation, Del Boy in Only Fools and Horses.
Annie returns in the new series living with her family on their run-down chicken farm, robbed of her opulent lifestyle by the sudden and unexpected demise of her rich husband. "In many ways we're like chalk and cheese," says Diane Bull of her screen persona. "We're both gregarious, but she's much more positive than I am, eternally optimistic and tough. She can be very tough on other people too; I hope I'm not as rude as she is."
This week, Annie's daughter Tiffany shows every sign of having fallen in love.
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Writer: John Sullivan
Director: Angela de Chastelai Smith
Producer: Susan Belbin
Annie: Diane Bull
George: John Cater
Sylvie: Heather Tobias
Kitty: Vilma Hollingbery
Tiffany: Alison Lomas
Philip: Nicky Henson
Michael: Sean Gascoine

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