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Family Affairs

by | 29th, September 2003

‘IMITATION, it is said, is the highest form of flattery – and British TV continues to flatter its American counterpart by imitating its best programmes.

‘Who you callin’ typecast?’

Tonight, a six-part drama called Family starts on ITV with more than a nod towards the brilliant Sopranos.

Martin Kemp takes the Tony Soprano role as Joey Cutler, a mobster who must try to keep his dodgy gaming machine business going while keeping his wife and kids happy back at home.

In tonight’s first episode, Joey’s older and more unpleasant brother Dave (Jamie Foreman) returns after a 10-year absence and on the run from a string of debts.

It’s not The Sopranos, in the same way that Coupling isn’t Friends – but it’s probably worth staying in on a Monday night for. At least for the next six weeks.’

Posted: 29th, September 2003 | In: Celebrities Comment | TrackBack | Permalink