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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful:

A Solid Attempt at Adult Drama

Author: tgtround from England
24 September 2006

Very few TV dramas really ever convey the mess of real peoples' love lives but this certainly tries very hard and was worth watching.

I have to admit I originally only watched it because it was filmed in the "new town" of Telford, England - a bizarre mix of the old industrial towns that were the origins of our modern world and a newly built centre of advanced corporate blandness.

People who claim the story is ridiculous clearly don't read tabloid newspapers enough - our culture is full of older men having unplanned affairs with younger women. This is one of those stories and details the destruction that it causes.

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

worth watching

Author: brightspark900 from United Kingdom
2 May 2010

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Tony Marchant is a great writer and shows a wonderful understanding of the common man. He seems to have the knack of turning the ordinary into something worth watching. In this TV drama about very down-to-earth characters, one is quickly sucked into the lives of a newly arrived couple on the cusp of establishing themselves in a new town, and a taxi driver driven from his skilled job as an engineer by modern technology. Tom the taxi driver has lost his confidence along with losing his job, and has accepted his lot in life. Kathy, with her husband Martin, newly arrived in the town from London are settling in. But Kathy having been coerced by her husband into an abortion,and feeling lost and unloved meets Tom. An unlikely liaison follows, an affair which at first is exciting, inevitable leads to complications and heart-ache. I won't reveal the ending, but I will say that it did not end in the way that I wanted it to, but had it done so perhaps it would not have had the same poignancy.

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2 out of 14 people found the following review useful:

Give The Casting Director An Oscar Or Medication !

Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland
17 January 2006

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TAKE ME HOME was a three part romantic drama broadcast in 1989 and because of its totally ridiculous storyline I can remember it scene for scene . How ridiculous is it ? Eyes down and off we go


Tom a middle aged cab driver played by Keith Barron gives a lift to recently married sexy twenty something blonde Kathy played by Maggie O Neill . Yeah talk about some inspired casting . So eventually a sexual relationship develops and boy is it sexual and one of the most memorable scenes takes place in the back of Tom's cab . There's quite a few memorable scenes and not all of them featuring explicit rumpo like :

Kathy and her husband Ray holding a dinner party and Tom being caught peeking through the window . A chase scene ensues and Tom gets a good kicking from a bunch of middle class wimps one of whom brags " Did you see me getting those punches in ? " . I think the casting director was sacked after this production

Tom and his wife Liz ( Played by Annette Crosbie - yes THE Anette Crosbie ) lying in bed after an obvious but untelevised sex session . Liz wants to know where Tom learned that ? " Oh one of the blokes at work had a magazine . I thought I'd just try it "

Liz bumping into a male stripper and her vain vain attempts to seduce him by saying hello . I mean that literally . Liz says " Hello " and the stripper gives a perplexed look before running off upstairs

Tom breaking the news to his wife that he's been having an affair and Liz squealing " DID SHE TAKE YOUR MAN THING IN HER MOUTH ? " If that line sounds ridiculous just be thankful we didn't hear Anette Crosbie talk dirty

If I remember correctly the BBC marketed this serial as " A romantic drama with a difference " Boy they got that right . Different , memorable and enjoyable . The casting director must have been a genius to be stupid enough to employ such an unlikely cast

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