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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A truly amazing work of art
26 April 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Words can not express what a truly amazing work of art this series is the acting is amazing it is british drama at its best. Patricia Hodge is perfect as Mary Fisher the beautiful novelist and you have to watch it to believe how truly disgusting julie t wallace is as scorned wife ruth. Add in the wonderful Dennis Waterman and a supporting role from miriam margolles as a lesbian nurse and tom baker as a lecherous priest and you know your in for some comedy. It is one of the first productions that have stayed close to the original novel. The best part is the ending which is very dramatic and not a soppy romantic ending a truly twisted programme just sit back and enjoy. PLEASE BRING IT OUT ON VIDEO / DVD DON'T HIDE IT AWAY


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