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Family Affairs 

British soap opera focusing on the lives of residents in the fictional London suburb of Charnham.




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Series cast summary:
Ebony Thomas Ebony Thomas ...  Yasmin Matthews / ... 230 episodes, 1999-2005
Nicola Duffett ...  Cat Webb / ... 221 episodes, 1999-2005
David Easter David Easter ...  Pete Callan 206 episodes, 1997-2005
Barbara Young ...  Sadie Hargreaves / ... 168 episodes, 1999-2005
Miles Petit Miles Petit ...  Roy Farmer 162 episodes, 1997-2003
Rebecca Blake Rebecca Blake ...  Nikki Warrington 152 episodes, 2000-2004
Tanya Franks ...  Karen Ellis / ... 147 episodes, 2000-2003
Anna Acton ...  Geri Evans 135 episodes, 2002-2004
Jemma Walker Jemma Walker ...  Siobhan Callan / ... 113 episodes, 1999-2002
Rosie Rowell Rosie Rowell ...  Eileen Callan / ... 112 episodes, 2002-2005
Chandra Ruegg Chandra Ruegg ...  Becky Scott 111 episodes, 2000-2003
Belinda Sinclair Belinda Sinclair ...  Fern Farmer / ... 110 episodes, 1999-2003
Ian Cullen ...  Angus Hart 109 episodes, 1997-1999
Rupert Hill ...  Cameron Davenport 107 episodes, 2002-2004
Jonathan Dow Jonathan Dow ...  Jim Webb 105 episodes, 2000-2003
Angela Hazeldine Angela Hazeldine ...  Gemma Craig 104 episodes, 2000-2002
Kazia Pelka Kazia Pelka ...  Chrissy Costello 101 episodes, 2003-2005
Matthew Jay Lewis Matthew Jay Lewis ...  Matt Ellis 100 episodes, 2001-2003
Richard Hawley Richard Hawley ...  Dave Matthews 95 episodes, 1999-2005
Stephen Yardley ...  Vince Farmer 93 episodes, 1999-2003
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British soap opera focusing on the lives of residents in the fictional London suburb of Charnham.

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Cancelled in summer 2005 as it was adjudged to have run its course, with the final episodes due to go out at the end of the year. See more »


[Babs and Shaun are arguing when Tanya cries out in pain]
Barbara 'Babs' Woods: She's in labour! Quick, dump the midwife in the car and I'll phone the bag!
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Referenced in Extras: Ross Kemp & Vinnie Jones (2005) See more »

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It's all in the writing....
10 December 2001 | by GrrrimSee all my reviews

Although soap is not a rare commodity in this world, occasionally some do stand out.

Having seen many many soaps over the years, and having dropped most after a few shows I can say that only a very few are both memorable and watchable.

Although this isn't the best of the three that would make up my complete list of good soap operas, I would say that it is the only one still in production.

What it takes to make a good soap opera is writing and although there are daily flaws in the writing of Family Affairs, over all it wins. It wins not only because the cast and the players are so heavily embedded within their part [hell they make five episodes per week they can't help it] but because of the perspective from which the writing takes place.

The writers Know they can't have a plane crash or and Ebola outbreak every week and so they make the smaller stories that do occur affect characters on a more intimate and personal level. Things occur to characters, the characters do appear to have lives. Admittedly on occasion just for viewing figures things go totally out of whack, but on the whole the writers do keep things based on the lives of the characters.

That's what makes this show great.

Oh and in case your wondering the other two shows are, A Country Practice [exceptional characters and writing, all under a limited budget] and Prisoner Cell Block H it was more than just a bunch of ugly chicks doing each other, it had many of the same writers as A Country Practice but with harder stories].

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Release Date:

30 March 1997 (UK) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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