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Family Tree 

TV-MA | | Comedy | TV Series (2013)
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Centers on 30-year-old Tom Chadwick who, after losing his job and his girlfriend, begins exploring his family heritage after inheriting a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met. ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Chris O'Dowd ...  Tom Chadwick 8 episodes, 2013
Tom Bennett ...  Pete Stupples 8 episodes, 2013
Nina Conti ...  Bea Chadwick / ... 8 episodes, 2013
Carrie Aizley ...  Kitty Chadwick 5 episodes, 2013
Jim Piddock ...  Mr. Pfister 5 episodes, 2013
Ed Begley Jr. ...  Al Chadwick 5 episodes, 2013
Michael McKean ...  Keith Chadwick 4 episodes, 2013
Lisa Palfrey ...  Luba Chadwick 4 episodes, 2013
Gerard Horan ...  'Move Along, Please!' - Sgt. Ray Biggins / ... 4 episodes, 2013
Matt Griesser ...  Rick Tillman 3 episodes, 2013
Maria Blasucci ...  Julie Fenneman 3 episodes, 2013
Christopher Guest ...  Dave Chadwick / ... 3 episodes, 2013
Fred Willard ...  Mike Morton 3 episodes, 2013
Amy Seimetz ...  Ally Keele 3 episodes, 2013
Ben Farrow Ben Farrow ...  Race Track Announcer / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Olivia Chenery ...  Princess ('The Plantagenets') 2 episodes, 2013
Sophie Abelson Sophie Abelson ...  W.P.C. Sharon Bullivant ('Move Along, Please!') 2 episodes, 2013
Jake Harders ...  Sherlock Holmes ('Sherlock Holmes: The New Frontier') 2 episodes, 2013
Ashley Walters ...  Dr. Watson ('Sherlock Holmes: The New Frontier') 2 episodes, 2013
Meera Syal ...  Chitra ('There Goes the Neighborhood') / ... 2 episodes, 2013
Elliott Jordan ...  'Move Along, Please!' - P.C. Garry Dawson / ... 2 episodes, 2013
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Centers on 30-year-old Tom Chadwick who, after losing his job and his girlfriend, begins exploring his family heritage after inheriting a mysterious box from a great aunt he never met. Unsure of his identity, he uncovers a world of unusual stories and characters as well as a growing sense of who he and his real family are. Written by HBO

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Finding himself. One relative at a time.

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English

Release Date:

12 May 2013 (USA) See more »

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Семейное древо See more »

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Includes several cast members from movies directed by Christopher Guest, including Michael McKeon, Fred Willard, Ed Begley, Jr., Bob Balaban, and Jim Piddock. See more »

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21 June 2013 | by bobkathuds-2See all my reviews

Stumbled onto HBO's half-hour comedy "Family Tree" and watched the first three (of 8 ordered so far) on demand last night. VERY funny, especially 1 & 2. 3 slipped just a bit. Am looking forward to 4 later tonight. I believe they are showing all shows to date tomorrow. Catch up. May not be your cup of tea, but o man, if it is you are in for a treat. In some ways this may be pure comedy but I suspect it is a takeoff on the couple of genealogy shows that were popular the last couple of years. The humor is the usual Brit TV humor but given an original boost by reminding us how convoluted our current life is by having us go along on the journey as "facts" about our ancestry are uncovered leading first one direction and then abruptly swinging away at 90 degrees or 180 degrees leaving us no more informed about the "reality" of our past but thoroughly amused by the commingling of what is, what might be and what might have been. Highly recommended for anyone but especially those engaged in ancestry study at any level.


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