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Keep It in the Family (1980–1983)

TV Series | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Dudley Rush is an artist with a difference. Eccentric and childlike, he insists of wearing his large lion ventriloquist glove-puppet on his hand whenever he draws the "Barney, the Bionic Bulldog" comic strip. Unhappy about having to spend ...See moreDudley Rush is an artist with a difference. Eccentric and childlike, he insists of wearing his large lion ventriloquist glove-puppet on his hand whenever he draws the "Barney, the Bionic Bulldog" comic strip. Unhappy about having to spend what he considers valuable time working, he always procrastinates, which leads to him being late meeting the strip's deadlines. This frustrates his long-suffering agent, Duncan Thomas, who often falls victim to Dudley's practical jokes. Duncan frequently visits the Rush home; it's quite obvious that he's strongly attracted to Dudley's lovely wife Muriel, which drives Dudley to bouts of excessive jealousy. Dudley is also annoyed at the excessive number of Muriel's delicious cakes that Duncan delightedly tucks into when he visits. With Dudley, Muriel, and their attractive daughters Jackie and Susan, all being blessed with their own wonderfully weird, ready wit, life at the Rushes' is never dull. Written by David McAnally See less
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5   |   4   |   3   |   2   |   1   See all
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Updated Jan 7, 1980

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Jan 7, 1980 (United Kingdom)

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101 cast members
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Robert Gillespie
Dudley Rush Dudley Rush   See fewer
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Stacy Dorning
Susan Rush Susan Rush   See fewer
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Glyn Houston
Duncan Thomas Duncan Thomas   See fewer
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27
Pauline Yates
Muriel Rush Muriel Rush   See fewer
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25
Sabina Franklyn
Jacqui Rush Jacqui Rush   See fewer
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18
Jenny Quayle
Jacqui Rush Jacqui Rush   See fewer
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John Carlin
Stanley Barlow / Ed Barber / Theatre Manager Stanley Barlow / Ed Barber / Theatre Manager   See fewer
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4
David Neville
Hugo / Percy Hugo / Percy   See fewer
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4
Anna Dawson
Mrs. Morgan / Woman Juror Mrs. Morgan / Woman Juror   See fewer
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Norman Mitchell
Burt / Piano Mover Burt / Piano Mover   See fewer
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John J. Carney
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Anthony Dawes
Man in Theatre / Vicar Man in Theatre / Vicar   See fewer
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Burt Kwouk
Japanese Juror / Maitre d' Japanese Juror / Maitre d'   See fewer
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Christina Nagy
Angela Jones / Miss Whiplash Angela Jones / Miss Whiplash   See fewer
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Cass Allen
Violet Violet   See fewer
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Norman Atkyns
Clerk of the Court Clerk of the Court   See fewer
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David Banks
Leslie Leslie   See fewer
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Rosie Collins
Box Office Girl Box Office Girl   See fewer
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Pat Coombs
Miss Petty Miss Petty   See fewer
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Fiona Curzon
Woman in Theatre Woman in Theatre   See fewer
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Geoffrey Davion
Police Constable Police Constable   See fewer
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Barbara Flynn
Marlene Marlene   See fewer
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Derek Francis
Bank Manager Bank Manager   See fewer
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Mike Grady
Sid Foster Sid Foster   See fewer
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Damaris Hayman
Virginia Dreyfold Virginia Dreyfold   See fewer
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Julian Holloway
Dick Mitchell Dick Mitchell   See fewer
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Keith James
Neville Neville   See fewer
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Chua Kah Joo
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
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Roy Kinnear
Royston Higson Royston Higson   See fewer
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George Layton
Freddy Freddy   See fewer
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Neil McCarthy
Sidney Sidney   See fewer
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Garfield Morgan
Police Sergeant Police Sergeant   See fewer
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Patrick Murray
Blackie Blackie   See fewer
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Steve Plytas
Restaurant Manager Restaurant Manager   See fewer
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Anthony Sharp
Mr. Barker Mr. Barker   See fewer
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Raymond Skipp
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Madoline Thomas
Woman at the Bank Woman at the Bank   See fewer
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Giles Watling
Young Man Young Man   See fewer
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Rosanne Wickes
Barbara Barbara   See fewer
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Christina Artemis
Virginia Dreyfold Virginia Dreyfold   See fewer
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Roger Avon
Fire Chief Fire Chief   See fewer
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Hetty Baynes
Marlene Marlene   See fewer
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Alec Bregonzi
Waiter Waiter   See fewer
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Philip Martin Brown
Mr. Wilkins Mr. Wilkins   See fewer
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Female clerk Female clerk   See fewer
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John Clegg
Vicar Vicar   See fewer
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Robbie Coltrane
Mr. Conway Mr. Conway   See fewer
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Clive Gehle
Andrew Andrew   See fewer
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Karl Howman
Arnold Arnold   See fewer
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William Lucas
Michael Michael   See fewer
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Paul Russell
Boy scout Boy scout   See fewer
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John Wheatley
Matthew Matthew   See fewer
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Anthony Woodruff
Arthur Wilson Arthur Wilson   See fewer
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Mr. Millington Mr. Millington   See fewer
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Larry Martyn
Piano Mover Piano Mover   See fewer
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Pierre Olivier
Mr. Foster Mr. Foster   See fewer
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Mrs. Millington Mrs. Millington   See fewer
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Ingrid Ingrid   See fewer
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Trevor Brown
Trevor Trevor   See fewer
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Alan Ford
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Stefan Gryff
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Carol Gurney
Marion Marion   See fewer
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Eileen Mayers
Elsie Bates Elsie Bates   See fewer
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John Moreno
Mr. Pueblo Mr. Pueblo   See fewer
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Sue Nicholls
Mrs. Francisco Mrs. Francisco   See fewer
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Toni Palmer
Madge Carew Madge Carew   See fewer
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Bruce Payne
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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John Rutland
Arthur Carew Arthur Carew   See fewer
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Johnny Shannon
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Aunt Kate Aunt Kate   See fewer
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Giles Melville
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Richard Sheekey
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Steve Whyment
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7.5 / 10 | 63 votes