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Paul Slippery (Hugh Laurie), a forty-something doctor, lives with his wife Estelle and three sex-obsessed sons Rory, Daniel and Edwin in the west London suburb of Putney. On top of coping ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Hugh Laurie ...  Paul Slippery 6 episodes, 2003
Anna Chancellor ...  Estelle Slippery 6 episodes, 2003
Sheila Hancock ...  Gwendolen Hartley 6 episodes, 2003
Benedict Cumberbatch ...  Rory Slippery 6 episodes, 2003
Neil Henry ...  Daniel Slippery 6 episodes, 2003
Joe Van Moyland Joe Van Moyland ...  Edwin Slippery 6 episodes, 2003
Lolita Chakrabarti ...  Dr. Surinder Dhillon 6 episodes, 2003
Emma Ferguson Emma Ferguson ...  Laura Proek 6 episodes, 2003
Carol Harvey Carol Harvey ...  Rosie 6 episodes, 2003
Peter Capaldi ...  Dr. Ronnie Pilfrey 5 episodes, 2003
Siobhan Hewlett ...  Lucy Proek 5 episodes, 2003
Bob Mason Bob Mason ...  Mr. Proek 3 episodes, 2003
Charlie Covell Charlie Covell ...  Woj 3 episodes, 2003
Fenella Norman ...  Mrs. Proek 3 episodes, 2003
Phillip Manikum Phillip Manikum ...  Porker 3 episodes, 2003
Trevor Cooper ...  Jim / ... 2 episodes, 2003
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Paul Slippery (Hugh Laurie), a forty-something doctor, lives with his wife Estelle and three sex-obsessed sons Rory, Daniel and Edwin in the west London suburb of Putney. On top of coping with family pressures and a mid-life crisis, Paul discovers his unusual ability to hear other peoples' inner thoughts. Written by Kyoo Moo

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A middle-aged man losing his edge... and his grip!

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fortysomething See more »

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Carlton Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color
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Quotes

Daniel Slippery: [looking at Rory] Who's the guy with him?
Edwin Slippery: Maybe he's for me! I need someone to love!
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Funny but...
24 January 2004 | by DadgeSee all my reviews

Although I agree that 40sthg was funny and well acted, and that it was a shame that it was demoted to a later timeslot, it did begin to pall after the first few episodes. I don't know, I think that the project was strung out too much; maybe the episodes should've been fewer or shorter, or it should've been a movie rather than a series. When you have several irritating characters I think you have to expect that the viewing public will also begin to get irritated, well before the denouement arrives to make it all seem worthwhile.


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