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Game On 

Game-On (original title)
The daily lives of three London flatmates.
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1998   1996   1995  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Matthew Cottle ...  Martin 18 episodes, 1995-1998
Samantha Womack ...  Mandy 18 episodes, 1995-1998
Neil Stuke ...  Matthew 12 episodes, 1996-1998
Tracy Keating Tracy Keating ...  Clare / ... 10 episodes, 1996-1998
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The comic daily lives of three misfits who share a London flat. Mandy, the beautiful, intelligent blonde who can't seem to keep a job or prevent the wrong men failing in love with her all the time. Matthew who owns the flat but can't step outside yet still manages to live out some bizarre fantasies much to the chagrin of the other occupants. Finally, Martin the red-haired dreamer who can't seem to find the right woman but has been having an on-off relationship with Clare for a long time whilst he searches in vain. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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UK

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English

Release Date:

27 February 1995 (UK) See more »

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Game On! See more »

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Hat Trick Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(18 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color
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Trivia

At one point in episode three, of the first series, Matthew, played by Ben Chaplin, makes a reference to his new neighbor by referring to her as Winona Ryder. Ben would go on to act opposite Winona in the movie Lost Souls (2000). See more »

Goofs

In the first series the number on the flat door was "7", but in the second and third series it is the same flat but has number "54" on the door. See more »

Connections

Referenced in That's Showbusiness: Episode #8.11 (1996) See more »

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Definitive 90's Brit sitcom.
30 June 2005 | by Bill_BonesSee all my reviews

"Game On" stands the test of time and really feels like a little turning point into the twentysomething sitcoms that pretty much dominate these days. I must confess to basing the vast majority of my opinion on Series One alone. Ben Chaplin, I feel, gave the show a bit more of an edge in that he was actually a very convincing bully and there was darkness in his issues that made the show really buzz. Equal credit should go to Matt Cottle and Samantha Janus. All of them nail the lines perfectly. The comedy from just the audio delivery of words like "shag" is fantastic on a simple level but the character depth boils on a consistent level as well. Game On was dark stuff and rarely resolved cheerfully, but in terms of biting character stuff it's as good as the format got.

My knowledge of the later series is a bit sketchy but I seem to remember it feeling slightly less relevant and slightly more daft. However the show was always visually convincing despite being studio audience based (everything was in 1994). I think that the show has aged really well, I have fond memories of watching it at the age of 14 and it being brilliant and it still is.


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