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Complete series cast summary:
Albert Finney ...  Daniel Feeld 4 episodes, 1996
Roy Hudd ...  Ben Baglin 4 episodes, 1996
Richard E. Grant ...  Nick Balmer 4 episodes, 1996
Keeley Hawes ...  Linda Langer 4 episodes, 1996
Hywel Bennett ...  Arthur 'Pig' Mallion 4 episodes, 1996
Saffron Burrows ...  Sandra Sollars 4 episodes, 1996
Simon Donald ...  Ian 4 episodes, 1996
Neil Stuke ...  Peter (Movie) 4 episodes, 1996
Anna Chancellor ...  Anna Griffiths 4 episodes, 1996
Ian McDiarmid ...  Oliver Morse 3 episodes, 1996
Liz Smith ...  Mrs. Baglin / ... 3 episodes, 1996
Steven Mackintosh ...  Waiter (Movie) 3 episodes, 1996
Arturo Venegas Arturo Venegas ...  Luigi 2 episodes, 1996
Alison Steadman ...  Mrs. Haynes 2 episodes, 1996
Kate O'Toole Kate O'Toole ...  Staff Nurse 2 episodes, 1996
Stephen Boxer ...  Consultant 2 episodes, 1996
Julie Christie ...  Lady Ruth Balmer 2 episodes, 1996
Paul Raffield Paul Raffield ...  Driver 2 episodes, 1996
Katy Carmichael ...  2nd Hostess 2 episodes, 1996
Jody Saron Jody Saron ...  1st Hostess 2 episodes, 1996
Fay Ripley Fay Ripley ...  Club Barmaid 2 episodes, 1996
Natascha McElhone ...  Angie 2 episodes, 1996
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Daniel Feeld is a screenwriter with pains in his gut and a new screenplay called "Karaoke", about a girl named Sandra who works in a seedy Karaoke bar and is murdered by a lowlife named Arthur "Pig" Mallion. But whenever Daniel looks around, real people seem to be speaking his dialogue in real situations that mirror the script, including a beautiful young girl named Sandra who works in a Karaoke bar owned by a Mr. Mallion. Meanwhile, Balmer, the film's director, is in a spot of trouble with the leading lady of the film. Written by Kathy Li

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UK

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English

Release Date:

2 June 1997 (USA) See more »

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Karaoke See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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(3 episodes) | (1 Episode)

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Color
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One retrospective of Dennis Potter's life put an emphasis on the stories of age-gap affairs, as with Blackeyes and Karaoke, implying that that was all Potter ever wrote about, ignoring the paranormal elements and the fact that the series went on with Cold Lazarus. See more »

Quotes

Nick Balmer: Let's go to that Huggermugger across the road.
Ian: What?
Nick Balmer: Wine Bar.
Ian: If only the English could speak Plain English, eh? But that'd really give the game away...
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Outstanding
1 May 2005 | by hylinskiSee all my reviews

This was my first experience of Dennis Potter. Subsequently I find he used similar themes in other works, notably the Singing Detective. Though that work is terrific, I find Karaoke and its sequel Cold Lazarus to be the total package. I am yet to see anything on the small screen which comes close to them. The incomparable Albert Finney leading a strong supporting cast, tight direction and a fascinating story. The characters are so believable, and ironically (as Potter was dying when he wrote this) they are mostly likable despite their many flaws. It is hard to find anyone likable in the Singing Detective My only question is why has the Beeb Beeb Ceeb not released this on DVD?


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