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Series cast summary:
Rik Mayall ...  George Kinsey 6 episodes, 2005
Sian Brooke ...  Laura 6 episodes, 2005
Lorraine Burroughs ...  Jess 6 episodes, 2005
Edna Doré Edna Doré ...  Lily 6 episodes, 2005
Penny Downie ...  Evelyn 6 episodes, 2005
Julia Ford ...  Annie Kinsey 6 episodes, 2005
Rory Jennings Rory Jennings ...  Russell 6 episodes, 2005
Gemma Jones ...  Kay 6 episodes, 2005
Gemma Lawrence Gemma Lawrence ...  Amy 6 episodes, 2005
Aidan McArdle ...  Dave 6 episodes, 2005
Toby Mills Zivanovic Toby Mills Zivanovic ...  Ben Kinsey 6 episodes, 2005
Jack Shepherd ...  Gordon 6 episodes, 2005
Christopher Simpson ...  Ash 6 episodes, 2005
Clare Thomas ...  Katie 6 episodes, 2005
Tom Burke ...  Paul 5 episodes, 2005
Francis Matthews ...  Ted 4 episodes, 2005
James Marchant ...  Gary 3 episodes, 2005
Jason Watkins ...  Roger 3 episodes, 2005
Anthony Flanagan ...  Luke 2 episodes, 2005
Hermione Gulliford ...  Nicole 2 episodes, 2005
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Excellent showcase for Rik Mayal (and others)
27 August 2019 | by teachermarkthailandSee all my reviews

Goodness me, only two reviews for this awesome slice of British family life. Where's the justice?

Anyway, this six-part comedy drama is a well assembled 'feel good' story about several generations of the Kinsay family as seen through the eyes of good-natured and well-meaning George. (Rik Mayal.) The series opens and closes with a group family photo and what happens in-between both shots is a beautiful adventure of Britsh family life.

You know it's not to be taken too seriously when the local council election has Norman Stanley Fletcher as a candidate!

There's a lot of top-flight British acting talent on display, too. Francis Matthews plays an elderly love interest for the murdering granny. He was in the excellent Paul Temple (1970ish) and was the voice of Captain Scarlet. Nice extended cameos by Roy Hudd and David Mitchell. Lots of other recognizable names, to boot.

But what elevates this from just good to simply awesome is the beautiful and underplayed performance of Rik Mayal. Just a joy to watch.


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English

Release Date:

29 September 2005 (UK) See more »

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Mestari talossa See more »

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