Carter Krantz arrives in Blackpool to investigate who killed his mother. He gets a job in the local strip club. He soon realizes that the town has many dark secrets and that the killer may even be his boss - the club's owner.
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Series cast summary:
Daniel Mays ...  Carter Krantz 11 episodes, 2005
Ian Puleston-Davies ...  Shirley Woolf 11 episodes, 2005
Sarah Smart ...  Lola Sutton 11 episodes, 2005
Kris Marshall ...  Dudley Sutton 11 episodes, 2005
Philip Jackson ...  Leo Finch 11 episodes, 2005
Judy Parfitt ...  Mercy Woolf 11 episodes, 2005
Emily Aston ...  Ruby Woolf 10 episodes, 2005
Frances Barber ...  Connie Woolf 10 episodes, 2005
Roy Barraclough ...  Onan Van Kneck 10 episodes, 2005
Kenny Doughty ...  Liam Woolf 10 episodes, 2005
Paul Courtenay Hyu Paul Courtenay Hyu ...  Bryan Luke / ... 9 episodes, 2005
Ryan Pope Ryan Pope ...  Chris Church 8 episodes, 2005
Beth Cordingly ...  Vienna Keen 8 episodes, 2005
Nicholas Beveney Nicholas Beveney ...  The Greek 8 episodes, 2005
Ron Cook ...  Hitman 1 / ... 7 episodes, 2005
Brian Hibbard Brian Hibbard ...  Willy Woolf / ... 7 episodes, 2005
Cheryl Campbell ...  Valerie Hinchcliffe 6 episodes, 2005
Jason Watkins ...  Bradley Stainer 6 episodes, 2005
Kevin Eldon ...  Shadowman / ... 5 episodes, 2005
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Carter Krantz arrives in Blackpool to investigate who killed his mother. He gets a job in the local strip club. He soon realizes that the town has many dark secrets and that the killer may even be his boss - the club's owner.

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UK

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English

Release Date:

23 October 2005 (UK) See more »

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BBC Comedy-North See more »
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Runtime:

(pilot) | (10 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Surreal & Dark - Brilliant
15 May 2006 | by weby2See all my reviews

BBC3 has been an excellent vehicle for new ventures that, due to their 'different' approach, wouldn't be picked up by either BBC1 or BBC2. Admittedly there have been some lumps of crap and a whole load of averageness, but amongst that have been some glimpses of pure brilliance.

And Funland is one of the highlights.

Set amongst the downmarket seediness that is Blackpool, the characters are almost all deliberately grotesque exaggerations. One can't fail to see the obvious comparisons with the League of Gentlemen.

The acting is good enough to compliment the script, with some well-known faces turning up in roles - and situations - you wouldn't expect to see them in.

I loved it.


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