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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 Paul Slippery (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Estelle Slippery (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Gwendolen Hartley (6 episodes, 2003)
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 Surinder (6 episodes, 2003)
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 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)
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 Dr. Ronnie Pilfrey (5 episodes, 2003)
Charlie Covell ...
 Woj (3 episodes, 2003)
Carol Harvey ...
 Rosie (3 episodes, 2003)
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 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)
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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 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!

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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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Funny but...
24 January 2004 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

Although I agree that 40sthg was funny and well acted, and that it was a shame that it was demoted to a later timeslot, it did begin to pall after the first few episodes. I don't know, I think that the project was strung out too much; maybe the episodes should've been fewer or shorter, or it should've been a movie rather than a series. When you have several irritating characters I think you have to expect that the viewing public will also begin to get irritated, well before the denouement arrives to make it all seem worthwhile.


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