British sitcom about the simple relationship between Mike and Laura, two fairly unlikely individuals who come together and form an unmarried union. Nearing 40, Laura appears perplexed most ... See full summary »
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 Laura (26 episodes, 1981-1984)
Michael Williams ...
 Mike (26 episodes, 1981-1984)
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 Helen (23 episodes, 1981-1984)
Richard Warwick ...
 Phil (23 episodes, 1981-1984)
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British sitcom about the simple relationship between Mike and Laura, two fairly unlikely individuals who come together and form an unmarried union. Nearing 40, Laura appears perplexed most of the time. Mike sports a perpetual grin. They first meet during a party at the insistence of Laura's younger sister, Helen, and Mike's sweet, inept and endearing character sparks something in the bossy, stubborn, big-softy Laura. They never quite hit it off, but there's something there that keeps them together. Written by Len Massaar

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Kuinka isosisko naitetaan  »

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Despite often saying that Laura is younger than Jane Fonda, Judi Dench is in fact three years older. See more »

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Helen Barker: [about Mike] He does wine-and-dine you sometimes, doesn't he?
Laura Dalton: Oh, yes. Well, not exactly wine-and-dine me as lager-and-hamburger me.
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Featured in Judi Dench talks to Richard Eyre (2002) See more »

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A Fine Romance
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern
Theme song sung by Judi Dench
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A low key but worthwhile series
12 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Few series have more ably depicted the complicated communication between two people from different backgrounds who are trying to forge a relationship. Mike and Laura start out associating by accident and then by design. Laura is prickly and easily offended. Mike is well-intentioned but inarticulate. Laura is an intellectual with strong family ties (especially to her long-suffering sister). Mike is a landscaper with no family to speak of. They both feel like outsiders looking in most of the time. This series details their mutual yearnings and blunderings in a warm and humorous manner. By the end, I wanted terribly for these two awkward people to get together. A sign of a successful series.

Good acting, good writing, and good supporting characters. Highly recommended.


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