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Guy Fuddle (Ade Edmondson) lives with his grandmother (Jennifer Saunders). He has four sisters(Saunders) who were sent away from home as small children. Grandmother is now ill and she wants... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Jennifer Saunders ...  Granny Fuddle / ... 6 episodes, 1985
Adrian Edmondson ...  Guy Fuddle 6 episodes, 1985
Dawn French ...  Cook 6 episodes, 1985
Stephen Fry ...  Doctor De Quincy 6 episodes, 1985
Helen Lederer ...  Flossie 5 episodes, 1985
Jim Broadbent ...  Dalcroix 3 episodes, 1985
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Guy Fuddle (Ade Edmondson) lives with his grandmother (Jennifer Saunders). He has four sisters(Saunders) who were sent away from home as small children. Grandmother is now ill and she wants to see her granddaughters before she dies. She sends Guy into the world to find them. Grandmother's real motives are revealed when the family reunites. Written by Audrey_L

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A budget was allocated for a second series, which was never commissioned. As a result, the money was used to produce the first series of Red Dwarf (1988). See more »

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Referenced in Red Dwarf: Launching 'Red Dwarf' (2002) See more »

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Classic 80s comedy
8 August 2002 | by FoxRyanSee all my reviews

I remember Happy Families from first time round. A six episode series following the lives of the Fuddle family, the majority of which played by Jennifer Saunders. Most of the Comic Strip played small to medium roles, but Saunders shone through this. The series follows Guy (Adrian Edmonson)on his search around the world for his 4 sisters (Saunders). From an American soap queen to a hard case convict, Guy tracks them all down and takes them home to Granny (Saunders). Whenever I ask anyone if they have seen this programme, I always get a no for an answer. Am I the only one in the world who remembers it? Thank god for UK Gold, who repeated it in the early 90s, thanks to whom I now have a copy. if anyone out there remembers it, or even has a copy, think yourself VERY lucky. This was an example of 80s English comedy at it`s best, and I find it very sad that with regards to video sales, or future screenings, it may be gone for good.


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17 October 1985 (UK) See more »

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