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Crapston Villas

1 9 9 0 – 1 9 9 5 (UK)
19 x 30 minute episodesSE69

This animated soap opera from Channel 4 was produced by the Spitting Image team and set in (fictional) London SE69 where the featured characters shared a crumbling Victorian villa.

In slug-ridden Flat B lived downtrodden Sophie, her “resting” film-maker boyfriend Jonathon (complete with pretentious goatee) and cutesy actress lodger Floss – who saw life in SE69 as “just like being in a documentary”.

crapston5In Flat C was single mother Marge Stenson, her teenage son, and poppet-from-hell daughter Samantha.

Robbie and Larry were the gay couple in Flat D. Fatso was the cat, and Enid the granny.

Jane Horrocks (Little VoiceAbsolutely Fabulous) and Alison Steadman were among the famous lending their voices.

Grotesque in both its scatological humour and its unnervingly accurate characterisation, it would have been funny if it wasn’t so real.

Jane Horrocks
Steven Steen
Alison Steadman
Liz Smith