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Season 1 Episode 1

The Game

Aired Unknown Jun 17, 1999 on Channel 4
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The Game
Jen (Vicki Pepperdine) is attempting to secure funding for her devised theatre company, Le Jeu, which consists of herself, and two others, Ben (Ben Miller) and Claudia (Joanna Scanlan). They are shortly joined by the insecure and unstable Kim (Julia Davis) drummer Keith (Huw Chadbourn) and finally Scottish singer Paisley Johnstone (Elaine C. Smith). With Paisley on board Le Jeu are eligible to apply for funding from a new Trans-Ecosse scheme dreamt up by arts council drama director Grahame Cunliffe (David Walliams). The scheme insists upon rehearsal and performances of the funded production in Scotland and is soon revealed to be a cover for Cunliffe's relationship with fiancee Fiona (Mabel Aitken), who works in Scotland, so they can spend some time together. Le Jeu are given a very short time to prepare for their upcoming show and as a result tensions run high and tempers fray...moreless

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