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Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jessica Hynes ...  Daisy Steiner / ... 14 episodes, 1999-2001
Simon Pegg ...  Tim Bisley 14 episodes, 1999-2001
Julia Deakin Julia Deakin ...  Marsha Klein 14 episodes, 1999-2001
Nick Frost ...  Mike Watt 14 episodes, 1999-2001
Mark Heap ...  Brian Topp 14 episodes, 1999-2001
Katy Carmichael ...  Twist Morgan 10 episodes, 1999-2001
Aida the Dog Aida the Dog ...  Colin 10 episodes, 1999-2001
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Storyline

The adventures of Tim and Daisy who rent a room in Marsha Klein's house under the pretense that they are a couple. Also in the house is frustrated painter Brian. Together with TA fanatic Mike and Daisy's girlfriend Twist the duo get into a series of situations with hilarious results. Written by Paul Hunter

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UK

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English

Release Date:

24 September 1999 (UK) See more »

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£160,000 (estimated)
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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Edgar Wright was originally skeptical of casting Nick Frost in the role of Mike, as at the time, Frost was a waiter with no prior acting experience. In fact, the character of Mike was born out of Frost making Simon Pegg (his flatmate) laugh, and Wright later said that Frost was brilliant in the part. See more »

Quotes

Tim: That's a nice haircut.
Ex: I see you're still massacring yours with peroxide.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits of episode 2.6 parody the closing credits of Star Wars Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980), featuring the same music and starfield effect. See more »

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Possibly the best thing to ever happen to television
10 January 2005 | by jack-71See all my reviews

The whole two series was as close to perfect as I can imagine. Funny, beautifully shot, well-produced, the only downside was that there wasn't more of it. Perhaps the reason that it wasn't as successful as it should have been was that it didn't get a large enough audience. It was aired in a time when "The Royle Family" undeservedly won all the awards and praise, whereas Spaced was considered to be aimed at immature adolescents, film parodies and comic book references only worthy of an audience that doesn't know quality when they see it. And this is a tragedy, because, if television series' can be considered art form by any stretch of the imagination, then this is a masterpiece, something to be admired by others, a definite benchmark for all other programmes.


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