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British Comedy: Funland

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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 8.4
Year: 2005
Broadcaster: BBC
Genre: Dark Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Written by: Simon Ashdown, Jeremy Dyson
Stars: Daniel Mays, Ian Puleston-Davies
Episodes: 11
Episode Average: 8.182
BEST EPISODES:
One Day 4 Hours and 30 Minutes Earlier (2005), One Hour Earlier (2005)
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FUNLAND

(2005)
11 episodes
Series Score: 90
Episode Average: 8.18
Perfect 10's: 1
EPISODE 1

THREE AND A HALF DAYS EARLIER

Originally broadcast: 23 October 2005
Directed by: Dearbhla Walsh
Written by: Simon Ashdown, Jeremy Dyson
A Londoner looking for Ambrose Chapel finds a taxidermist in Blackpool, a couple from Stoke with a troubled sex life book into a guesthouse, and a nightclub owner's upset when his son's given the money to go it alone.

"The room's ready, I've washed the sheets. We're all very excited."
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TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 2

THREE DAYS EARLIER

Originally broadcast: 24 October 2005
Directed by: Dearbhla Walsh
Written by: Simon Ashdown, Jeremy Dyson
Lola's made aware of her options when it comes to paying Dudley's debt, Mercy tries to put a stop to Connie's big plan to get out of Blackpool, and Shirley gets Carter to do a job for him when he finds him sniffing around.

"Ten years. We've had all the stars. Stan Collymore. Cheryl Tweedy. We had Paul Burrell last week."
HOLY GODIVA 3 - ONION JACK 3
TOTAL: 6

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EPISODE 3

TWO AND A HALF DAYS EARLIER

Originally broadcast: 24 October 2005
Directed by: Dearbhla Walsh
Written by: Simon Ashdown, Jeremy Dyson
Shirley discovers that his mother put the blocker on the licence renewal, Dudley tries to help Lola prepare for her first night on Mercy's stage, and Carter persuades Ken Cryer to do a bit of digging about Ambrose Chapel.

"And I will be that man. I will stand up like a groyne against the waves. I will turn back this lascivious tide of excrement. Down with these thongs."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 4

TWO DAYS EARLIER

Originally broadcast: 30 October 2005
Directed by: Susan Tully
Written by: Simon Ashdown, Jeremy Dyson
Carter's attacked by a hooded man when he searches a dead man's flat, Mercy uses her birthday party to make Shirley feel uncomfortable, and Ruby claims to have information about the mysterious Malcolm Carpet.

"You are free to explore... I shall show you every inch."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 5

ONE AND A HALF DAYS EARLIER

Originally broadcast: 30 October 2005
Directed by: Susan Tully
Written by: Simon Ashdown, Jeremy Dyson
Shirley moves to the Shangri-la when Connie kicks him out of the house, Dudley's tempted when Lola's offered a quick way to clear the debt, and Van Kneck hopes that two Finnish entrepreneurs will help him clean up.

"Full breakfast platter? Corned beef, spam, fried egg, kedgeree?"
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 6

ONE DAY 4 HOURS
AND 30 MINUTES EARLIER

Originally broadcast: 31 October 2005
Directed by: Susan Tully
Written by: Simon Ashdown, Jeremy Dyson
Lola's mortified when a call from Dudley brings her mum to Blackpool, Shirley voices his concerns when a crazy man arrives from Finland, and Mercy tells Carter a few things after rescuing him from a pair of hitmen.

"His brother's the brains. They call him 'The Surgeon'. Nobody messes with him. One man tried to muscle in on his territory, he was forced to disassemble himself with a Black & Decker."
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 10

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EPISODE 7

TWENTY-FOUR HOURS EARLIER

Originally broadcast: 31 October 2005
Directed by: Susan Tully
Written by: Simon Ashdown, Jeremy Dyson
Carter turns to his strange new friend when a business deal gets messy, Connie tells Shirley that it's time to sort out Mercy once and for all, and Ruby asks Chris Church to help her find the last vicar of Ambrose Chapel.

"Mr. Splitfoot! He has come! He has come!"
HOLY GODIVA 5 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 9

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EPISODE 8

TWELVE HOURS EARLIER

Originally broadcast: 6 November 2005
Directed by: Brian Kirk
Written by: Simon Ashdown, Jeremy Dyson
Van Kneck looks to get out of town when Mercy puts a terrier on his tail, Ruby left feeling suicidal after she manages to gets the name for Carter, and Dudley's devastated when Lola decides that it's over between them.

"North and south, and east and west, naughty milking are the best."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 9

SIX HOURS EARLIER

Originally broadcast: 6 November 2005
Directed by: Brian Kirk
Written by: Simon Ashdown, Jeremy Dyson
Carter and Lola head off to Bridewell Holdings after finding an address, Shirley confronts Mercy after his family are nearly killed in an explosion, and Van Kneck finds himself being confronted by a relic-hunting hitman.

"What you talking let that for? ...Like you're in The Bill."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8

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EPISODE 10

ONE HOUR EARLIER

Originally broadcast: 7 November 2005
Directed by: Brian Kirk
Written by: Simon Ashdown, Jeremy Dyson
Van Kneck is handed a contract for the sale of Blackpool Tower to Mercy, Carter finds that all is not what it seemed as he goes after Bridewell, and Shirley makes a confession when he tells Connie that he doesn't love her.

"Maybe we could even have it abroad, on a Caribbean island or a boat. A galleon, a captain could marry us. A big sailor with a beard like Captain Birds Eye."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 5
TOTAL: 9

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EPISODE 11

THIRTY MINUTES EARLIER

Originally broadcast: 7 November 2005
Directed by: Brian Kirk
Written by: Simon Ashdown, Jeremy Dyson
Plans for Mercy's new venue are unveiled to monkeys at The Cross Ball, Dudley decides that he's had enough of being surrounded by freaks, and Carter passes on what he knows when he tries to unlock the final truth.

"I am as Christ. Come towards the light. Anoint me with your lips."
HOLY GODIVA 4 - ONION JACK 4
TOTAL: 8
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Characters


CARTER
KRANTZ

Played by Daniel Mays
11 Episodes (2005)

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SHIRLEY
WOOLF

Played by Ian Puleston-Davies
11 Episodes (2005)

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LOLA
SUTTON

Played by Sarah Smart
11 Episodes (2005)

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DUDLEY
SUTTON

Played by Kris Marshall
11 Episodes (2005)

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LEO
FINCH

Played by Philip Jackson
11 Episodes (2005)

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MERCY
WOOLF

Played by Judy Parfitt
11 Episodes (2005)

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RUBY
WOOLF

Played by Emily Aston
10 Episodes (2005)

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CONNIE
WOOLF

Played by Frances Barber
10 Episodes (2005)

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ONAN
VAN KNECK

Played by Roy Barraclough
10 Episodes (2005)

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LIAM
WOOLF

Played by Kenny Doughty
10 Episodes (2005)

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BRYAN
LUKE

Played by Paul Courtenay Hyu
9 Episodes (2005)

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CHRIS
CHURCH

Played by Ryan Pope
8 Episodes (2005)

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VIENNA
KEEN

Played by Beth Cordingly
8 Episodes (2005)

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THE
GREEK

Played by Nicholas Beveney
9 Episodes (2005)

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HITMAN

Played by Ron Cook
7 Episodes (2005)

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WILLY
WOOLF

Played by Brian Hibbard
7 Episodes (2005)

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VALERIE
HINCHCLIFFE

Played by Cheryl Campbell
6 Episodes (2005)

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BRADLEY
STAINER

Played by Jason Watkins
6 Episodes (2005)

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SHADOWMAN

Played by Kevin Eldon
5 Episodes (2005)

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HITMAN

Played by Rasmus Hardiker
4 Episodes (2005)

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AMBROSE
CHAPFEL

Played by Mark Gatiss
4 Episodes (2005)

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Posted: 2 months, 1 week ago at Mar 14 9:33
I remember watching this back when it was first aired, bit of an underrated gem I always thought. Terrific list.

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