A nail-biting gangster drama set in the East End of London, focusing on The Cutlers, a crime family who specialize in extortion and protection racketing.
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Series cast summary:
Simone Lahbib ...  Jacqueline Cutler 6 episodes, 2003
Florence Bass Florence Bass ...  Georgia 6 episodes, 2003
David Calder ...  Ted Cutler 6 episodes, 2003
Samuel Clemens ...  Paul 6 episodes, 2003
Camille Coduri ...  Sophie 6 episodes, 2003
Rachel Crowther Rachel Crowther ...  Esmee Cutler 6 episodes, 2003
Sally Dexter Sally Dexter ...  Natalie 6 episodes, 2003
Jamie Foreman ...  Dave Cutler 6 episodes, 2003
Martin Kemp ...  Joey Cutler 6 episodes, 2003
Peter Marinker ...  Ronnie 6 episodes, 2003
Linda Marlowe ...  Jean 6 episodes, 2003
Danny Midwinter Danny Midwinter ...  Graham 6 episodes, 2003
Matt Bardock Matt Bardock ...  Insp. Mickey Fowler 5 episodes, 2003
Holley Chant Holley Chant ...  Yvonne 5 episodes, 2003
Jo Joyner ...  Lucy 4 episodes, 2003
Stella Maris Stella Maris ...  Senorita Fernandez 4 episodes, 2003
Phil McKee ...  DS Bob Fletcher 4 episodes, 2003
Crispin Bonham-Carter ...  Mike 3 episodes, 2003
Chrissie Cotterill Chrissie Cotterill ...  Dora 3 episodes, 2003
Charles Daish Charles Daish ...  Rory MacLeod 3 episodes, 2003
Susie Fairfax Susie Fairfax ...  Janet 3 episodes, 2003
Christian Harmsworth Christian Harmsworth ...  Eddie 3 episodes, 2003
Graham McTavish ...  Tony Bishop 3 episodes, 2003
Beccy Armory Beccy Armory ...  Martine 2 episodes, 2003
John Ashton ...  Martin 2 episodes, 2003
Pandora Clifford ...  Jenny MacLeod 2 episodes, 2003
Roman Kemp Roman Kemp ...  Young Joey Cutler 2 episodes, 2003
Francis Magee ...  Pat Bishop 2 episodes, 2003
Peter Temple Peter Temple ...  DC Dunn 2 episodes, 2003
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A nail-biting gangster drama set in the East End of London, focusing on The Cutlers, a crime family who specialize in extortion and protection racketing.

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UK

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English

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2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Only 4 Episodes were aired in a prime time (9-10pm) slot on ITV before the series was pulled, along with its same in week repeat airings. The final 2 episodes were shown a couple of weeks later buried away at 11:30pm without a 2nd airing. See more »

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Too Mythical
11 February 2004 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

FAMILY revolves around the Cutlers , a family of gangsters from the mythical old school . Well it`s not so much mythical but cliched as we`re shown a mild mannered old geezer who runs the family and his two sons who want to move up in the business . It`s somewhat strange watching ambitious criminals running protection rackets . Didn`t it cross their minds that a better way of making money would be to get school kids hooked on crack cocaine ? Of course not since they belong to the old school which means " We don`t hurt women or kids , we keep to our own , it`s business etc etc "

As the previous commentator said it does feel like FAMILY is trying to be a little too much like the British version of THE SOPRANOS but did anyone notice the subplot of the daughter Jacquelene not being allowed a boyfriend otherwise her nasty brother would be taking a knife to her lover ? I`m not sure how this subplot developed but since it also appeared in SCARFACE I guess the producers thought it might have been a good idea to include it .

The show ends with a vague hint that there might be a second series but since the first series included every cliche in the book I doubt if there`s ideas left for the show to continue


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