“Glorious sparring partnership” —Daily Mail (U.K.)
Tom Chance seems cursed by fate. Played by Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love), this “marvelously original comic character” (Daily Express, U.K.) faces a barrage of absurd coincidences that fuel this uproarious Britcom.
When Tom meets Alison Little (Oscar® nominee Brenda Blethyn, Vera, Pride & Prejudice, Secrets & Lies), a sheltered, earnest librarian, the two embark on an unconventional courtship. Tom’s peculiar speech patterns and bumbling comportment sweetly complement Alison’s cheery aloofness. Despite the cosmic forces seeking to drive them apart—including law enforcement, rude waiters, unrequited loves, petty criminals, and Alison’s overbearing parents—Tom and Alison nobly weather ludicrous circumstances as they blunder into life together and emerge all the more lovable for it. The complete collection includes all three seasons of this award-winning comedy seen on public television.
Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio of this DVD presentation that were beyond our ability to correct from the original materials.