Behaving Badly (1989)

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Judi Dench is jilted by her husband. He goes off to marry a younger woman. His mother, however still keeps pestering the old wife,who, fed-up with the state of affairs, becomes decidedly misbehaved.

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 Bridget Mayor (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Mark Mayor (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Rebecca (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Frieda (4 episodes, 1989)
Francesca Folan ...
 Phyllida (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Giles (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Serafina (4 episodes, 1989)
Guy Scantlebury ...
 Jonathan (4 episodes, 1989)
Antonia Pemberton ...
 Trudy (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Daniel (4 episodes, 1989)
Maurice Denham ...
 Herbert (3 episodes, 1989)
Isabelle Lucas ...
 Mrs. Brooker (3 episodes, 1989)
Candice Reason ...
 Brownie (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Brownie (3 episodes, 1989)
Marcia Warren ...
 Jean / ... (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Father Gough (2 episodes, 1989)
Gabrielle Blunt ...
 Pram Woman (2 episodes, 1989)
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Judi Dench is jilted by her husband. He goes off to marry a younger woman. His mother, however still keeps pestering the old wife,who, fed-up with the state of affairs, becomes decidedly misbehaved.

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Moving Farce, Not Believable But Has its Moments
22 April 2013 | by (Washington State, USA) – See all my reviews

Well, this is definitely a story with flaws, but I took it to be more of a work in the tradition of dry British comedy, and enjoyed it as such. It isn't quite light-hearted enough or fast-paced enough as comedy, but the situations are so clearly ridiculous, and one does so enjoy seeing the dirtbag husband placed in such awkward predicaments, I can't say I'm sorry to have watched it. Among the flaws are a serious miscasting of the part of Rebecca with Frances Barber. I am an admirer of Ms. Barber's acting, but frankly, she is simply too old for this part. Instead of looking at least 20 years younger than Judi Dench, she looks more like maybe only 10 years younger. And Ms. Barber has a rather worldly look about her (due to age, I suppose) that doesn't make the points this series attempts to make about age as clearly as it wants. All in all, I'd have to say this was an unbelievably poor mistake. The mother in law is rather tedious, but even so, she had her moments of the fantastic. I can understand that there are few people who would find this entertaining, but for what it's worth, I enjoyed it.


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