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House That Jack Built, The (BBC-1 2002, Adam Faith, Gillian Taylforth)

House That Jack Built

Jack Squire is a rich self-made man with a loud wife and three selfish children.┬áDespite a stated 6 episodes when the series began, only 5 episodes were shown. It was critically panned and one episode, The Plague Pit, was initially scheduled but subsequently pulled. Jack’s wife, Maxine looks after his home and does her best to cope with his ever-changing moods.

His son Roger is married to Vicky. Unknown to Maxine and Roger, Jack and Vicky had a “fling” when she worked as his secretary, before she married Roger.

Jack’s other children are his son JJ and his greedy, scheming daughter Lisa.

Along with Contract, a one off episode of Murder in Mind, this was Adam Faith’s last TV work before his death in 2003.

production details
UK / BBC One / 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 2 August – 30 August 2002

Writers: Gary Lawson, John Phelps / Producer: Tony Charles / Director: Nic Phelps

cast
Adam Faith as Jack Squire
Gillian Taylforth as Maxine
Richard Lumsden as Roger
Carli Norris as Vicky
Kellie Bright as Lisa
Luke De Woolfson as JJ
Yvonne D’Alpra as Mrs Butterjig
Neil Jackson as Charlie





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