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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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1986  
5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dennis Waterman ...  Bobbo 4 episodes, 1986
Patricia Hodge ...  Mary Fisher 4 episodes, 1986
Julie T. Wallace ...  Ruth 4 episodes, 1986
Paul Herzberg Paul Herzberg ...  Garcia 4 episodes, 1986
Caroline Butler Caroline Butler ...  Nicola 4 episodes, 1986
Christopher Mossford Christopher Mossford ...  Andy 4 episodes, 1986
Liz Smith ...  Mrs. Fisher 3 episodes, 1986
Noel Dyson ...  Brenda 2 episodes, 1986
Miriam Margolyes ...  Nurse Hopkins 2 episodes, 1986
John Bluthal ...  Angus 2 episodes, 1986
John Rowe ...  Dr. Rohn 2 episodes, 1986
Stephen Greif ...  Dr. Ghengis 2 episodes, 1986
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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 »

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

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Marriage of Figaro
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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23 August 2001 | by margaretmcarlinSee all my reviews

This movie has been on my mind for years. It was one of a very few perfect productions. The actors were on the mark, the story suspenseful, with unexpected frankness (for that time) in it's treatment of infidelity and the clergy. At the same time, it was funny as hell. Why it has not been replayed is a mystery. Let's all say a prayer for it's return.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1986 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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