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 Vera Small (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Irene Spencer (20 episodes, 2009-2010)
Morag Siller ...
 Karen Small (16 episodes, 2009-2010)
Daniel Crowder ...
 Howard Small / ... (14 episodes, 2009-2010)
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 Anthony (11 episodes, 2009-2010)
Jada Wallace-Mitchell ...
 Sabrina / ... (10 episodes, 2010)
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 Lesley Spencer / ... (9 episodes, 2010)
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Two middle-age crazy English widows become best friends via letters, over many misadventure-filled years. Having met under a table at a wedding, when both were drunk with merriment, misunderstanding comes naturally to them. The ladies and their kin act out the events in the letters: in their homes, prison or wherever else they land, revealing the hilarious, venomous, or empathetic truth, between their ever-increasing lines. Based on a 13 year long BBC 4 radio series, which originated from books by directors/actresses Carole Hayman ("Rides") and Lou Wakefield ("Firm Friends"), who also wrote the TV series. Co-star Anne Reid was also in the radio series. Written by David Stevens

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Terrible
23 October 2011 | by See all my reviews

A really terrible show that doesn't engage, charm or entertain. It is so bewilderingly bad you wonder why they bothered.

It has characters you don't like (Irene especially) & don't want to spend time with. It's actually hard to tell that this is supposed to be a comedy. If a "comedy" show is going to have such unappealing characters they need to provide some comic relief, otherwise be a drama! Another reviewer has compared it to Absolutely Fabulous - that show I would argue marries comedy with characters that should be unlikeable, but aren't. Ladies of Letters fails at this.

Maureen Lipman is especially terrible.


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