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The Life and Loves of a She-Devil 

Ruth has everything. A large, warty body, a standard house in the suburbs, two whiney children, a dog, a cat and a guinea pig. She also has Bobo, her unfaithful accountant husband who ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
...  Bobbo 4 episodes, 1986
...  Mary Fisher 4 episodes, 1986
...  Ruth 4 episodes, 1986
Paul Herzberg ...  Garcia 4 episodes, 1986
Caroline Butler ...  Nicola 4 episodes, 1986
Christopher Mossford ...  Andy 4 episodes, 1986
...  Mrs. Fisher 3 episodes, 1986
Noel Dyson ...  Brenda 2 episodes, 1986
...  Nurse Hopkins 2 episodes, 1986
...  Angus 2 episodes, 1986
...  Dr. Rohn 2 episodes, 1986
...  Dr. Ghengis 2 episodes, 1986


Ruth has everything. A large, warty body, a standard house in the suburbs, two whiney children, a dog, a cat and a guinea pig. She also has Bobo, her unfaithful accountant husband who resents her very existence. Bobo wants, and is wanted by, Mary Fisher. Mary Fisher lives in a lighthouse by the sea and writes about love. When Bobo leaves Ruth for the novelist, she decides that Mary Fisher doesn't know the first thing about love. Ruth intends to teach her. Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

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When Elsie flowers waves goodbye to Ruth, she is seen holding another book written by Fay Weldon, who actually wrote life and loves of a she devil! See more »


Featured in The South Bank Show: Dawn French on Big Women (1994) See more »


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Linda Hunt please return my copy of "The Life and Loves of a She-Devil"
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I loved the BBC version of Fay Weldon's "The Life and Loves of a She-Devil" and taped all of it. It was one of my most valuable tapes. I managed a restaurant in SoHo named Aggie's at that time and Linda Hunt was a regular there. When i learned that Linda was a part of Roseanne's project "She Devil" based on "The Life and Loves of a She-Devil" I loaned her my copy so that she could see the original and hopefully do it justice. Well Linda flew off to L.A. to film and that was the last time I saw my tape. A story about a 6'2" warted woman played by a 5'4" Roseanne did no justice to the original and now I can only hope that the BBC releases "The Life and Loves of a She-Devil" on DVD or Linda Hunt e mails me at wry@toast.net to make arraignments to return my tape. Lawrence

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