A witty, touching comedy-drama about a thirtysomething gay man who is surprised to find himself falling in love with a woman.
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Series cast summary:
Alan Davies ...  Robert Gossage 6 episodes, 2001
Lesley Sharp ...  Rose Cooper 6 episodes, 2001
Jessica Hynes ...  Holly Vance 6 episodes, 2001
Katy Cavanagh ...  Anita Kendrick 6 episodes, 2001
Penelope Wilton ...  Monica Gossage 5 episodes, 2001
Siobhan Finneran ...  Marina Marquess 3 episodes, 2001
Daniel Ryan ...  Andy Lewis 3 episodes, 2001
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A witty, touching comedy-drama about a thirtysomething gay man who is surprised to find himself falling in love with a woman.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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UK

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English

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10 September 2001 (UK) See more »

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Боб и Роуз See more »

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Red Production Company See more »
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(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color (Technicolor)
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Warm, engaging comedy-drama
26 September 2001 | by ReynolphSee all my reviews

Russell T. Davies, the creator and writer of Channel 4's hit gay drama "Queer as Folk" (1999) has come up trumps again with this warm, touching comedy about thirtysomething schoolteacher Bob who, having been happily gay all his adult life, has a chance meeting with feisty Rose and finds - to his amazement - that he fancies her.

Alan Davies (BBC1's Jonathan Creek) is perfectly cast as likeably diffident Bob, while Lesley Sharp is excellent as no-nonsense Rose. The supporting cast, too, give beautifully judged performances: Daniel Ryan is heartbreaking as Rose's boyfriend, Andy, as is Jessica Stevenson as Bob's colleague, Holly, who secretly carries a torch for him. Penelope Wilton puts in a hilarious turn as Bob's mother, who regularly embarrasses him in public by being a vociferous campaigner for gay rights.

As with Queer as Folk, the joy of Bob and Rose lies in the way it skilfully blends laugh-out-loud comedy and painfully recognisable human dilemmas. You find yourself rooting for this unlikely couple, yet wondering how a writer of Davies's calibre will resolve the situation happily without recourse to sentimental cliché.


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