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4 Play: Family (Channel 4 Sat 30 Dec 1989, Andrew Kazamia, Monica Vasileiou)

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In Family, after his grandmother dies Greek Cypriot Alex, has to juggle the demands of his Cypriot family and his life in London.

One scene caused a bit of a stir during filming – Alex and his brother Joe have an argument that breaks into a fist fight on London’s Blackfriars Bridge. The camera crew were filming from a distance when the real life police turned up to break up the action not knowing it was part of the drama. In the week’s TV Times director Mary McMurray said “one actor immediately put his hands up, I couldn’t resist letting the police give them a slightly difficult time before we moved in to explain the situation.”

Star Andrew Kazimia also wrote the script, based on his own experiences.

production details
UK / Channel 4 / 1×75 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 30 December 1989 at 9.00pm

Series: 4 Play Season 1 Episode 9

Writer: Andrew Kazimia / Producer: Bernard Krichefski / Director: Mary McMurray

cast
Andrew Kazamia as Alex
Monica Vasileiou as Connie
Dimitri Andreas as George
Julia Dearden as Fiona
Julia Deakin as Judy
Anna Savva as Maroulla
George Jackos as Tony
George Vatyliotis as Grandfather
Mario Kalli as Joe
John Burgess as Edward
Paula Jacobs as Mrs. Attey
Nicola Redmond as Mrs. Payne
George Zenios as Chris
Irene Sutcliffe as Mrs. Blake
Hugh Ross as McWhirter
Andree Evans as Mrs. Waite
Peter Kosta as Priest
Joan Matheson as Old woman