Long-running American sitcom Frasier went out in style last night (13MAY04) with a show of stars.

The regular cast was joined by Robbie Coltrane, Richard E Grant, LAURA LINNEY, WENDY MALLICK, Jennifer Beals and Anthony LaPaglia as they bid "Goodnight Seattle" one final time.

The hour-long finale was packed with big decisions and big moments as Frasier's dad MARTIN (John Mahoney) wed his girlfriend RONNIE (Mallick) and the TV shrink's brother NILES (David Hyde Pierce) became a dad when his wife DAPHNE (Jane Leeves) went into labour in a vet's surgery.

Meanwhile, Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) quit his radio job in Seattle for a new post in San Francisco after first inadvertently worrying his family and friends he was dying.

The show ended with Frasier embracing his family and quoting TENNYSON on his radio show, before sending out a special message, "For 11 years you've heard me say I'm listening, well, you were listening too, and for that I am eternally graceful. Goodnight Seattle."

The final scene left the door open for future shows as Frasier touched down in Chicago, Illinois, instead of San Francisco in a bid to win the hand of his girlfriend CHARLOTTE (Linney).

And the starry touch didn't end there - as the credits rolled on the final Frasier, stars like DAME Helen Mirren, Benjamin Bratt, Hilary Duff and PENNY MARSHALL, who were among those who provided voices to Frasier's talk show callers over the years, were remembered.

14/05/2004 09:00