Ruth has everything. A large, warty body, a standard house in the suburbs, two whiney children, a dog, a cat and a guinea pig. She also has Bobo, her unfaithful accountant husband who ... See full summary »
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 Bobbo (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Mary Fisher (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Ruth (4 episodes, 1986)
Paul Herzberg ...
 Garcia (4 episodes, 1986)
Caroline Butler ...
 Nicola (4 episodes, 1986)
Christopher Mossford ...
 Andy (4 episodes, 1986)
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 Mrs. Fisher (3 episodes, 1986)
Noel Dyson ...
 Brenda (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Nurse Hopkins (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Angus (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Dr. Rohn (2 episodes, 1986)
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 Dr. Ghengis (2 episodes, 1986)
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Ruth has everything. A large, warty body, a standard house in the suburbs, two whiney children, a dog, a cat and a guinea pig. She also has Bobo, her unfaithful accountant husband who resents her very existence. Bobo wants, and is wanted by, Mary Fisher. Mary Fisher lives in a lighthouse by the sea and writes about love. When Bobo leaves Ruth for the novelist, she decides that Mary Fisher doesn't know the first thing about love. Ruth intends to teach her. Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

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When Elsie flowers waves goodbye to Ruth, she is seen holding another book written by Fay Weldon, who actually wrote life and loves of a she devil! See more »

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Warm Love Gone Cold
Performed by Christine Collister
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A British masterpiece unseen in over a decade.
24 November 2001 | by (Newport Beach, California) – See all my reviews

I saw this series eleven years ago on the A&E network and was absolutely enthralled. One of the best parts is when Ruth frees Mary's hilariously senile mother from a retirement home and releases her on Mary's beautiful world. In an age when every irritating, mindless piece of you-know-what is released on tape and DVD, it astounds me that this masterpiece remains mysteriously shelved somewhere.


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