Fortysomething (2003– )

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Paul Slippery (Hugh Laurie), a forty-something doctor, lives with his wife Estelle and three sex-obsessed sons Rory, Daniel and Edwin in the west London suburb of Putney. On top of coping ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
 Paul Slippery (6 episodes, 2003)
 Estelle Slippery (6 episodes, 2003)
 Gwendolen Hartley (6 episodes, 2003)
 Surinder (6 episodes, 2003)
 Rory Slippery (6 episodes, 2003)
Emma Ferguson ...
 Laura Proek (6 episodes, 2003)
Neil Henry ...
 Daniel Slippery (6 episodes, 2003)
Joe Van Moyland ...
 Edwin Slippery (6 episodes, 2003)
 Dr. Ronnie Pilfrey (5 episodes, 2003)
Charlie Covell ...
 Woj (3 episodes, 2003)
Carol Harvey ...
 Rosie (3 episodes, 2003)
 Lucy Proek (3 episodes, 2003)
Phillip Manikum ...
 Porker (3 episodes, 2003)
Bob Mason ...
 Mr. Proek (3 episodes, 2003)
Fenella Norman ...
 Mrs. Proek (3 episodes, 2003)
Trevor Cooper ...
 Jim / ... (2 episodes, 2003)


Paul Slippery (Hugh Laurie), a forty-something doctor, lives with his wife Estelle and three sex-obsessed sons Rory, Daniel and Edwin in the west London suburb of Putney. On top of coping with family pressures and a mid-life crisis, Paul discovers his unusual ability to hear other peoples' inner thoughts. Written by Kyoo Moo

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A middle-aged man losing his edge... and his grip!


Comedy | Drama





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29 June 2003 (UK)  »

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Edwin Slippery: [replying to a love letter/e-mail Pilfrey sent to his mother] I've called it "Deeper feelings for a Doctor".
[Lucy giggles]
Edwin Slippery: "Dear Ronnie..."
Laura Proek: Don't over do it.
Edwin Slippery: Sorry..."Ronnie, my feelings for you have gotten deeper and mow they threaten to shake my marriage to Paul. He is old and tired. You are young and..." What's the word?
Lucy Proek: Vibrant?
Edwin Slippery: That's the one. "I need to see that crazy, crazy smile of yours. The strange and hypnotic hand gestures. The way you sing those old Beatles' numbers."
Laura Proek: He'll never ...
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Starts odd moves to hysterically odd
17 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You need to allow this vehicle to grow on you. The first episode is a bit difficult as it tries to introduce the family and their various problems. Hugh Laurie plays a sexually needy doctor married to a very attractive wife but he can't recall the last time they had sex and he wants sex. His sons are either all sexually involved or want to be. His wife isn't opposed to sex but the viewer isn't sure what she wants to happen. About the middle of the second episode you begin to chuckle and by the third episode you begin to laugh out loud. For a House devotee it can be disconcerting to see a bumbling Hugh Laurie speaking with an English accent but once you accept Laurie as a completely different character in ludicrous situations this comedy will tickle your funny bone.

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