The lives of William (an undertaker) and Mary (a midwife) cross. They become romantically involved, but what happens for the rest of the series is far less predictable.
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 William Shawcross (18 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Mary Gilcrest (18 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Molly Gilcrest Straud / ... (18 episodes, 2003-2005)
Michael Begley ...
 Rick Straud / ... (18 episodes, 2003-2005)
Claire Hackett ...
 Doris (18 episodes, 2003-2005)
Peta Cornish ...
 Kate Shawcross (18 episodes, 2003-2005)
Ricci McLeod ...
 Brendan Gilcrest (18 episodes, 2003-2005)
Dominick Baron ...
 Terence Gilcrest (18 episodes, 2003-2005)
Georgina Terry ...
 Julia Shawcross (18 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Arnold (17 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Mrs. Ball (16 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Mrs. Spalding (15 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Billy Two Hats (14 episodes, 2003-2005)
The Emerald Dogs ...
 The Band (11 episodes, 2003-2005)
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 Reuben / ... (10 episodes, 2003-2005)
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The lives of William (an undertaker) and Mary (a midwife) cross. They become romantically involved, but what happens for the rest of the series is far less predictable.

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Two sides of life... One chance at love...

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The title is a pun on the co-monarchs William III and Mary II. See more »

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Fantastic series * * * * * * * * * *
8 November 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Came upon this series by accident. I purchase many British TV DVDs from Amazon.co.UK and this complete series was going cheap and being a great fan of men behaving badly, i thought lets give it a go.

We sat down one rainy afternoon and nine episodes later, said we must go to bed. This is a brilliant series, certainly not a comedy as some might think, there are many heart rendering moments. William (Martin Clunes) is an undertaker by default and Mary (Julie Graham) is a midwife so you can imagine death is around them but there is also so much joy. What a premise to a series, one partner brings new life in to the world and the other gently takes it away.

The writer and directors from the very first episode have built a tight and wonderful story based on the characters rather than the plot. Each character and there are many in each episode are acted perfectly. There are many twists and funny/sad moments especially in episode four.

I'm glad this show did not get under the radar, do yourself a favour and buy the entire series and then pass it on, but make sure you get it back , you will watch it again.

Thank goodness for British television - from Australia, we thank you.


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