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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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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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UK

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English

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8 October 1986 (UK) See more »

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(4 parts)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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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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Version of She-Devil (1989) See more »

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Marriage of Figaro
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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THE BEST OF BRITISH
25 June 2001 | by lipkamikeSee all my reviews

After viewing the movie version with Meryl Streep, Roseanne and co.,(which I found to be somewhat mediocre), it came as a complete shock, when I later viewed this earlier edition, directed by Philip Saville.

It is one of the best movies, which I have ever seen, (and still remains so).

I can only put down the difference, to the screen-play which was admirablely written by Ted Whitehead.


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