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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1989  
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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)
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 ...
 Brownies (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Brownies (3 episodes, 1989)
The Caribbean Choir ...
 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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20 February 1989 (UK)  »

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(4 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Intelligent treatment of generational gaps
2 January 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This TV mini-series is as relevant today - perhaps more so - with respect to its refreshing examination on attitudes towards aging. Judi Dench is marvelous as a middle aged divorcée who defies conventional wisdom and the expectations placed upon a woman in such circumstances by her family and contemporary society. Viewers may find some discomfort in the early parts of the series as the Dench character maneuvers to turn these expectations on their head. However, the clever script and top notch performances by a first rate supporting cast, should raise insights into the double standards regarding sexual roles, as well as discriminatory attitudes regarding generational differences. Co-stars include Ronald Pickup, Joely Richardson and Frances Barber.


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