A Fine Romance (1981–1984)

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Respectable British sitcom from Independent Television about the middle-class in their middle-age. Short-lived (26 episodes) but much admired, the sitcom was all about the simple ... See full summary »

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 Laura Dalton (26 episodes, 1981-1984)
Michael Williams ...
 Mike Selway / ... (26 episodes, 1981-1984)
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 Helen Barker / ... (23 episodes, 1981-1984)
Richard Warwick ...
 Phil Barker / ... (23 episodes, 1981-1984)
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Respectable British sitcom from Independent Television about the middle-class in their middle-age. Short-lived (26 episodes) but much admired, the sitcom was all about the simple relationship between Mike and Laura, two fairly unlikely individuals to come together and form an unmarried union. Nearing 40, Laura (played by Judi Dench) appears perplexed most of the time... Mike sports a perpetual grin. The two come together at the insistence of Laura's younger/cuter sister Helen (at a party) and his 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. Played by real-life husband and wife comedy duo, this ITV production was in the same vein as The Good Life, Butterflies and Ever Decreasing Circles. Written by Len Massaar

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1 November 1981 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Kuinka isosisko naitetaan  »

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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 »

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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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Charming
23 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is a delightful British comedy about two people who are too shy and insecure to reveal their true feelings to one another. It's a treat to see Judi Dench a bit earlier in her career. She also gives us a preview to her character in "As Time Goes By". It's a pity that they made so few episodes of this charming series.


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