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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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Cast

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

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

William & Mary See more »

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Runtime:

(18 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title is a pun on the co-monarchs William III and Mary II. See more »

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Too much drama

Don't get me wrong; I love Martin Clunes! He is a phenomenal actor and I wouldn't pass up watching anything he has done. However, this program drips with too much grief. I was spoiled on the Doc Martin series and was hoping that this one would be just as good; it isn't. For one thing, William seems to always be a victim of circumstances. The supporting characters seem to "attack" him in an indirect way; there's Kate, his daughter, who appears to buck him at every turn. Her tryst with a married man and her fear of being pregnant is just one example of the ever-increasing weight of worry that piles up on William. The ever ubiquitous Ruben who increasingly becomes a bigger pest (and an irritant) every time he turns up, Mary's two sons, one of which gets knifed and sent to the hospital, Mary's mother, who has cancer. These incidents and more are just too much drama for one man to withstand.

At least Doc Martin has a great blend of good humor with some drama and I'll admit that I expected about the same with this series. Such is not the case. William and Mary has very little humor and too much drama. It, at times, is too overwhelming.


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