Butterflies (1978–1983)

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Ria, a happily married suburban housewife, reaches the age where she feels as if life is passing her by. Being taken for granted by her butterfly collecting dentist husband doesn't help. So... See full summary »

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Wendy Craig ...
 Ria / ... (28 episodes, 1978-1983)
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 Ben / ... (28 episodes, 1978-1983)
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 Leonard / ... (28 episodes, 1978-1983)
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 Adam / ... (28 episodes, 1978-1983)
Andrew Hall ...
 Russell / ... (28 episodes, 1978-1983)
Joyce Windsor ...
 Ruby (26 episodes, 1978-1983)
Michael Ripper ...
 Thomas (19 episodes, 1978-1983)
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Ria, a happily married suburban housewife, reaches the age where she feels as if life is passing her by. Being taken for granted by her butterfly collecting dentist husband doesn't help. So, when the opportunity for an affair comes up she tries to decide whether she loves her husband enough to be faithful to him. Written by Dave Smith <dave@stat.colostate.edu>

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Ria Parkinson: Oh yes of course, I'd forgotten. Once we're over 40 we're too old to have actual emotions. Our hormones pack up and go leaving our mouths making mindless, hysterical noises.
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Adagio in G minor
Written by Tomaso Albinoni
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enjoyed a "cult" of its own?
3 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once you read through all the viewers' comments, you can see that "Butterflies" had a devoted crop of followers who found this show fresh, gentle, involving and - funny. Even today I think back fondly for that show. I watched each week, and I was so grateful for each of these wonderful characters. Geoffrey Palmer was remarkable in playing what I would think a difficult role (makes me think of the husband's part in "Iris," or a couple of the husbands in "Enchanted April"). Ria's character was of course the center, and I appreciated her situation - even sympathized with her, for I was in her kind of spot when I got hooked on the series.

"Butterflies" showed real people making sense of their lives. I loved it!


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