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Suburban Shootout 

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Little Steppington is a small suburb that should be calm, cozy and quiet. But it is not lucky with its inhabitants. Instead of quietly killing time knitting, they kill each other. Vegetable... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Anna Chancellor ...  Camilla Diamond 11 episodes, 2006-2007
Felicity Montagu ...  Barbara Du Prez / ... 11 episodes, 2006-2007
Amelia Bullmore ...  Joyce Hazledine 11 episodes, 2006-2007
Rachael Blake ...  Hilary Davenport 11 episodes, 2006-2007
Lucy Robinson Lucy Robinson ...  Pam Draper 11 episodes, 2006-2007
Emma Kennedy ...  Lillian Gordon-Moore 11 episodes, 2006-2007
Cathryn Bradshaw ...  Margaret Littlefair 11 episodes, 2006-2007
Ralph Ineson ...  Jeremy Hazledine 11 episodes, 2006-2007
Ruth Wilson ...  Jewel Diamond 10 episodes, 2006-2007
Tom Hiddleston ...  Bill Hazledine 9 episodes, 2006-2007
Tom Ellis ...  P.C. Haines 8 episodes, 2006-2007
Andrew Scarborough ...  Stuart / ... 6 episodes, 2006-2007
Nicholas Farrell ...  Raymond / ... 5 episodes, 2006-2007


Little Steppington is a small suburb that should be calm, cozy and quiet. But it is not lucky with its inhabitants. Instead of quietly killing time knitting, they kill each other. Vegetable cutters and large-caliber weapons go into action. Under the guise of a women's charitable society, classes of yoga and a circle of amateur runners, secret super-agents hide themselves, ready to eliminate a couple of competitors for the sake of another injection of Botox. Feeding their husbands an industrial dose of Viagra for breakfast and turning a quiet British suburb into a kind of slum where policemen do not go.

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Every Town Has It's Dark Side


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Release Date:

22 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asszonymaffia See more »

Filming Locations:

Pinner, Middlesex, England, UK

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(8 episodes)


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Did You Know?


Though Ralph Ineson (Jeremy Hazledine) plays Tom Hiddleston's (Bill Hazledine) father, in reality there is only a 12 year difference between the two actors. See more »


Remade as Suburban Shootout (2008) See more »

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20 April 2006 | by abrown2980See all my reviews

"Stepford Wives" vs "Suburban Housewives" or perhaps an English "Twin Peaks" - you'd understand the connection if you REALLY watched "Twin Peaks". The acting is rich, the comedy black and the content adult. If you enjoy bloke comedy then you will recognize a few faces. It doesn't take long before you are well entrenched into the story line and you'll be thanking Oxygen for running two episodes back to back.

Overall theme: Joyce and her husband have moved into a small English city (it has a church, so it's a city) as he has accepted a position as chief constable. Two factions of housewives are contending for influence/control over Joyce and ultimately, her husband's influence over local law enforcement. Each gun toting faction uses a different method of influence, fear and intimidation vs conscience and moral duty.

The supporting characters (more a case of caricatures) are campy and carried out by actors and actresses with the same commitment to their role as Don Adam's "Maxwell Smart".

Highly recommended.

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