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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
At a party given by her sister Helen (Susan Penhaligon) in the first episode, Laura (Judi Dench) is reading the novel "Bouquet Of Barbed Wire", which had been dramatized for television five years earlier starring Penhaligon. The edition Laura is reading features Susan Penhaligon on the book's front cover and Dench makes a knowing reference to this by peering confusedly at the picture as if to indicate the face in it looks very familiar to her. See more »
He does wine-and-dine you sometimes, doesn't he?
Oh, yes. Well, not exactly wine-and-dine me as lager-and-hamburger me.
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It's intriguing to me that many of the really good programmes were made in the 70s and 80s. This is a comfortable and funny situation comedy which grows on one like the rambling roses that the landscape gardener would add to his plans. One starts watching, thinking will it be worth it, I haven't seen it for years, and then click! suddenly it reveals its comedy wickedly and hooks you right in there. I can't see any fault in Judi Dench in Comedy - she manages Shakespeare's comedies OK.
If you don't need guns and gossip, this is for you.
Footnote, I had no idea they were supposed to be 37 and 43. I agree, why pretend to be younger? It works very well with ignorance.
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