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A Fine Romance 

British sitcom about the simple relationship between Mike and Laura, two fairly unlikely individuals who come together and form an unmarried union. Nearing 40, Laura appears perplexed most ... See full summary »
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1984   1983   1982   1981  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Judi Dench ...  Laura 26 episodes, 1981-1984
Michael Williams ...  Mike 26 episodes, 1981-1984
Susan Penhaligon ...  Helen 23 episodes, 1981-1984
Richard Warwick ...  Phil 23 episodes, 1981-1984
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British sitcom about the simple relationship between Mike and Laura, two fairly unlikely individuals who come together and form an unmarried union. Nearing 40, Laura appears perplexed most of the time. Mike sports a perpetual grin. They first meet during a party at the insistence of Laura's younger sister, Helen, and Mike's sweet, inept and endearing character sparks something in the bossy, stubborn, big-softy Laura. They never quite hit it off, but there's something there that keeps them together. Written by Len Massaar

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1981 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kuinka isosisko naitetaan See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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In every episode a single chrysanthemum or rose or both can be found. The daisy is normally at Mike's work, and the rose is normally at Laura's apartment or at their apartment. See more »

Quotes

Laura Dalton: [Mike stares at Laura's pajamas] I have a nightie, but it's in the wash.
Mike Selway: No, no, they're fine. I think they're very, uh, very dinky.
Laura Dalton: Dinky?
Mike Selway: It's not my day for words, is it?
Laura Dalton: Oh, Mike, it doesn't matter.
Mike Selway: Well it does, because just for once I'd like to say something that was right.
Laura Dalton: Why?
Mike Selway: Because you'd like me to.
Laura Dalton: Look, if you can get by without the sheer black nightie, I can get by without the words.
[They kiss]
[...]
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Connections

Remade as A Fine Romance (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

A Fine Romance
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern
Theme song sung by Judi Dench
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FANTASTIC! LOVE THE TRIALS AND ERRORS OF LOVE, JUST LIKE IN REAL LIFE!!
16 August 2004 | by seejay51See all my reviews

Whoever wrote "boring" must have been of the wrong age group. I'm 53 and I just loved all the movies (I bought the whole series) because I can relate to it. I loved the one liners! Michael Williams is spectacularly funny - a man without a clue!!

I got the whole set - I know that Amazon.com carries it - it's worth it!!! I also plan on getting the "Good Neighbors" complete set, "To The Manor Born" and "Vicar of Dibley". I LOVE English comedy!


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