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Series cast summary:
Davina McCall ...  Sam 6 episodes, 2001
Ed Byrne ...  Alex 6 episodes, 2001
Tristan Gemmill ...  Phil 6 episodes, 2001
Tameka Empson Tameka Empson ...  Marcia 6 episodes, 2001


Sam's Game is about four friends who get involved in each others lives and loves, while renting flats in a large London house. Sam is big-hearted and gutsy, Sam is always up for it, but underneath the confident image she is just as insecure as any of us. Alex is Sam's neurotic flatmate - just like most people having one of those days, Alex appears to be having one of those lives! Phil is Sam's neighbour Phil is living proof of the maxim that those who live by the flirt, die by the flirt - a man very much attached to his self-image of easy going charmer and Marcia is Sam's upstairs neighbour, Marcia is also the waitress at their local café - a chronic gossip with big attitude. Sam and Phil are flirting friends, Sam and Alex are firm friends and Alex and Phil are friends through association with Sam; and Marcia thinks they are all good for a gossip. Written by Anonymous

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14 May 2001 (UK) See more »

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The series earned the dubious distinction of being named by the British newspaper Metro as one of the "10 sitcoms even worse than The Wright Way (2013)". See more »


Featured in Davina McCall: A Comedy Roast (2010) See more »

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Truly dire - comedy means more than a star name!
31 January 2005 | by smurfboySee all my reviews

For a period in the mid nineties in America, you could have your own sitcom, with your name as the title, as long as you were famous - regardless of whether you were actually funny. For some reason ITV decided it would be a good idea to copy this, and gave Davina McCall (a popular and likable TV presenter, but by no means an actress) her own show. They didn't go as far as calling the show 'Davina', but presumably we were meant to think this show, and Sam, were based on her life. Maybe they thought Davina McCall was popular enough that people would enjoy watching her and not notice she couldn't act for toffee... it didn't work, and unsurprisingly, Davina has stuck to presenting since this embarrassingly unfunny show died a death. It didn't do much for the career of her co-star, popular stand-up comic Ed Byrne, either.

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