The movie chronicles the struggles of Deric and Diana Longden, a happily married couple who try to cope with Diana's inexplicable degenerative disease which causes occasional paralysis of her extremities and periodic blackouts. One day, while attending a literary luncheon, Deric meets Aileen Armitage, a woman novelist with whom he strikes up a close friendship. Diana soon discover their relationship and calls Aileen, asking to meet her.
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[Deric is smoking a very smelly pipe
What are you smoking, lad?
Well I think one of them's just farted. Put it out, Deric. Never fools anyone, anyway.
Followed by Lost for Words