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Love and Marriage
E2 of 6
Series 1 - Episode 2
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Pauline Paradise throws herself into a new life now that she’s walked out on her stultifying marriage to a crashing bore and left her noisy family to bicker over the rights and wrongs of her actions.
Although there’s nothing particularly new here, Stewart Harcourt’s light family drama creeps up on you and might win you over, even though you’ve probably seen it all before (Modern Family, Last Tango in Halifax). At least you’ll be on Pauline’s (Alison Steadman) side, because her family is awful, particularly the men (’twas ever thus in TV dramas, sorry gents). Her garrulous son Kevin the fireman is a particular idiot who does nothing to ease his money worries, while her insecure and needy daughter Heather (Niky Wardley) risks alienating her hunky, younger husband.
Embracing her new life, Pauline goes on a date with colleague Peter, but estranged husband Ken finds out and decides to interrupt the rendezvous with a phone call. Heather's paranoia about Charlie continues, and matters aren't improved when her dance competition rival makes a play for his affections. Elsewhere, Kevin begins to realise his dodgy dealings have not gone unnoticed. Comedy drama, starring Alison Steadman, Bruce Alexander, Duncan Preston, Niky Wardley and James McArdle.
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