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Caroline Quentin ...  Maggie Mee / ... 17 episodes, 2004-2006
Alexander Armstrong ...  Phil Mee 17 episodes, 2004-2006
Elliot Henderson-Boyle Elliot Henderson-Boyle ...  James Mee 17 episodes, 2004-2006
Ace Ryan Ace Ryan ...  Becca Mee 16 episodes, 2004-2006
Anne Reid ...  Brenda Thornhill 16 episodes, 2004-2006
Frank Finlay ...  Eric Thornhill 16 episodes, 2004-2006
Paul Thornley ...  Jeff 15 episodes, 2004-2006
Claire Skinner ...  Clare 15 episodes, 2004-2006
Stuart McQuarrie ...  Guy 15 episodes, 2004-2006
Chloe Howman Chloe Howman ...  Helen 15 episodes, 2004-2006
Finlay Robertson ...  Kevin 15 episodes, 2004-2006
Ellie Haddington Ellie Haddington ...  Kathleen 13 episodes, 2004-2005
Danny Webb ...  Paul 12 episodes, 2004-2005
Sarah Ozeke Sarah Ozeke ...  Karen 12 episodes, 2004-2005
Abby Ford Abby Ford ...  Samantha 11 episodes, 2004-2005
Michelle Holmes ...  Genevieve 11 episodes, 2004-2006
Beans El-Balawi Beans El-Balawi ...  Freddie 10 episodes, 2004-2005
David Westhead ...  Brian / ... 10 episodes, 2004-2006
Suzanne Burden Suzanne Burden ...  Penny / ... 9 episodes, 2004-2006
Roy Dotrice ...  Frank Buchanan 8 episodes, 2005-2006
Naomi Allisstone Naomi Allisstone ...  Anna 8 episodes, 2004-2005
Alan Williams ...  George 7 episodes, 2004-2005
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Maggie and Phil are a late-30s English couple on a standard summer holiday with their two teenage children. On their first morning on holiday, Phil announces he wants to move out. Maggie is numb and the situation doesn't get better as she's not-so-subtly questioned as a wife by her friends and mother, forced to adapt to life as a breadwinner to pay the bills while Phil seeks truth and self-fulfillment. She finds that she is stronger than she thought she was and weaker too. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

16 February 2004 (UK) See more »

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Maggie's New Life See more »

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Granada Television See more »
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(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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The scenes in the coffee shop were filmed in French Row St Albans, one of the oldest retail streets in the UK. See more »

Quotes

Genevieve: I haven't congratulated you on becoming assistant manager.
Maggie Mee: Oh, thanks.
Genevieve: No, I'm not congratulating you - I'm explaining why I'm not going to.
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Engaging
2 December 2004 | by L_MillerSee all my reviews

A tender look at the realities of separation after years of quiet togetherness and seeing things in retrospective that were not apparent at the time.

Phil and Maggie are torn apart when Phil announces he needs time to find himself and moves out, leaving Maggie with two teenage kids, whispering neighbors, an accusing mother and a broken sink. In the blink of an eye lives change and Maggie steps into a world she never dreamed she would be part of -- the single mother struggling to make ends meet.

I am not English and have never lived in Britian but I enjoy English contemporary drama. I find their shows fascinating. Another good one, check it out.


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