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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:
...  William Shawcross 18 episodes, 2003-2005
...  Mary Gilcrest 18 episodes, 2003-2005
...  Molly Gilcrest Straud / ... 18 episodes, 2003-2005
Michael Begley ...  Rick Straud / ... 18 episodes, 2003-2005
Claire Hackett ...  Doris 18 episodes, 2003-2005
Peta Cornish ...  Kate Shawcross 18 episodes, 2003-2005
Ricci McLeod ...  Brendan Gilcrest 18 episodes, 2003-2005
Dominick Baron ...  Terence Gilcrest 18 episodes, 2003-2005
Georgina Terry ...  Julia Shawcross 18 episodes, 2003-2005
...  Arnold 17 episodes, 2003-2005
...  Mrs. Ball 16 episodes, 2003-2005
...  Mrs. Spalding 15 episodes, 2003-2005
...  Billy Two Hats 14 episodes, 2003-2005
The Emerald Dogs ...  The Band 11 episodes, 2003-2005
...  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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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 »

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Referenced in Come Fly with Me: Episode #1.1 (2010) See more »

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There's something about Mary...
14 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

All characters are fine on this show - that is already running out of new ideas in the middle of series 2 - except, in my opinion, Mary. She seems so abrasive, crude and out-of-place with her line of work, and the themes that have been present in every episode are being used too often and often in too heavy-handed a fashion.. I am beginning to see why it lasted only three series. Nevertheless, there are enough pleasant surprises and good dialogue to keep it watchable and I'll watch all the episodes. I never thought I'd like Rueben, but he's quite a study in a conflicted man. My criticisms are not towards the actors, they are all very good actors; it's just that Mary is a scene-stealer for me...and not in a good way.


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