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 (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Mark (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Rebecca (4 episodes, 1989)
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 Frieda (4 episodes, 1989)
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 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 ...
 Brownies (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Brownies (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Church Choir (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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hmmm...........
21 November 2009 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I started to watch this - I rented it and I'm not sure that I'm sorry. It is unbearably slow to start with, and as a previous comment has said, the mother-in-law was excruciating, so much so in fact that I started fast-forwarding her by the third installment; it didn't affect the story. (It's not as though there are no older women in the British film or television industry, who could act. The story was simple but silly - hard to imagine a middle-aged woman in such circumstances simply moving back to the marital home after five years; hard to imagine a hard-core black baptist church in Croydon (am I wrong? have I been away too long?) and hard to imagine a daughter as this one is; also that there was no autopsy on the old man? Well knitted all together, it begins to work by episode 3, to the extent that I wanted to see what happens. The ending is so improbable it's lovely. You know from discussion that it may not last, but she doesn't care. And neither did I. I think by then I was numb. This production was a bit of a conundrum - all these very clever people doing something so mediocre.


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