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As seen on Masterpiece Theatre – Based on the novel by Angela Lambert
Winner of the BAFTA Award for Best Television Drama, this bittersweet tale of class and friendship stars Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay as two recently-widowed men coming to terms with the deaths of their wives. Skillfully adapted by Andrew Davies (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Brideshead Revisited), this sharply-written drama is highlighted by the effortless chemistry of its outstanding ensemble cast.
After Reggie Conyngham-Jervis (Finney), a wealthy ex-fighter pilot, and Roy Southgate (Courtenay), a retired milkman, are both widowed on the same night, the “odd couple” decide to overlook their differences and move in together. At first the two become friends, until their unlikely relationship is threatened by the arrival of Liz Franks (Joanna Lumley), an alluring woman with a hidden agenda.
Amazing performances by Tom Courtenay and Albert Finney. Great script, story very real. Would love a sequel showing these two characters a year later. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Holly R.
A starfilled cast.Probably the best film presentation I've ever seen. Wonderful script the best actint as validated by awards to cast. Read morePublished 8 months ago by maurice james
Very disappointed. Albert Finney can do better. The plot is good but the performances are not. Sorry I bought it when I should have watched on TV.Published 20 months ago by Meme