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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1 November 1981 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Kuinka isosisko naitetaan  »

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In every episode a single chrysanthemum or rose or both can be found. The daisy is normally at Mike's work, and the rose is normally at Laura's apartment or at their apartment. See more »

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Harry: [to Mike and Laura] I like you two. You're odd.
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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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Character Driven Comedy, how refreshing
12 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is just the kind of wonderful English comedy that American television would buy and then immediately strip all its charm away by loading it down with sexual innuendo and casting actors wrong for the parts.

Judi Dench is admirable as an actor because she is willing to take on the mundane and see its dramatic possibilities. She has never been a snob about television comedy roles. Her work in it is usually better than 95% of movies filmed. Her husband, Michael Williams, is a master at physical comedy that reveals his character's state of mind. There is even pathos in the series as each character learns that what he or she thought was "settling" is actually a golden opportunity because the other person has valuable qualities.

It's a shame that the world did not fully recognize Mr. William's brilliant comedic talent before his untimely death.


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