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William and Mary 

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The lives of William (an undertaker) and Mary (a midwife) cross. They become romantically involved, but what happens for the rest of the series is far less predictable.
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Series cast summary:
Martin Clunes ...  William Shawcross 18 episodes, 2003-2005
Julie Graham ...  Mary Gilcrest 18 episodes, 2003-2005
Cheryl Campbell ...  Molly Gilcrest Straud / ... 18 episodes, 2003-2005
Michael Begley Michael Begley ...  Rick Straud / ... 18 episodes, 2003-2005
Claire Hackett Claire Hackett ...  Doris 18 episodes, 2003-2005
Peta Cornish Peta Cornish ...  Kate Shawcross 18 episodes, 2003-2005
Ricci McLeod Ricci McLeod ...  Brendan Gilcrest 18 episodes, 2003-2005
Dominick Baron Dominick Baron ...  Terence Gilcrest 18 episodes, 2003-2005
Georgina Terry Georgina Terry ...  Julia Shawcross 18 episodes, 2003-2005
James Greene ...  Arnold 17 episodes, 2003-2005
June Watson ...  Mrs. Ball 16 episodes, 2003-2005
Catherine Terris ...  Mrs. Spalding 15 episodes, 2003-2005
David Kennedy ...  Billy Two Hats 14 episodes, 2003-2005
The Emerald Dogs The Emerald Dogs ...  The Band 11 episodes, 2003-2005
Paterson Joseph ...  Reuben 10 episodes, 2003-2005


The lives of William (an undertaker) and Mary (a midwife) cross. They become romantically involved, but what happens for the rest of the series is far less predictable.

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Two sides of life... One chance at love...


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

23 March 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

William & Mary See more »

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(18 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Martin Clunes (William Shawcross) & Julie Graham (Mary Gilcrest) also worked together on two episodes of Doc Martin (2004) as Dr. Martin Ellingham & Maggie Reid respectively. See more »


Referenced in Drama Trails: 'The Vice' to 'Prime Suspect' (2008) See more »

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Martin Clunes singing
26 March 2015 | by sueque-58020See all my reviews

I loved Martin Clunes in William and Mary and was hooked from the first episode! It didn't take me long to purchase all three seasons from iTunes and I regret that the actors chose to stop at three seasons. There was so much potential there. The interplay between William, the undertaker, and Mary, the midwife, was so well performed. Truly great writing and acting. The supporting cast were all extremely convincing in their roles and I was, at times, moved to tears by the touching story lines or laughing out loud from the outrageous behaviour!! Special mention must be made of the outstanding music selection chosen over the course of these seasons. From the hymns to the R & B to the contemporary, the viewer is moved by these choices. I believe that a compilation of the music from the three seasons of William and Mary would be a tremendous success especially here in North America where Martin Clunes has a huge fan base known as the Clunatics. If I were to choose just one song, it would be Clunes' rendition of "When did you get down from heaven". It would be an instant hit on iTunes!!

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