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A Fine Romance 

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British sitcom about the simple relationship between Mike (Michael Williams) and Laura (Dame Judi Dench), two fairly unlikely individuals who come together and form an unmarried union. ... See full summary »
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1984   1983   1982   1981  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Judi Dench ...  Laura 26 episodes, 1981-1984
Michael Williams ...  Mike 26 episodes, 1981-1984
Susan Penhaligon ...  Helen 23 episodes, 1981-1984
Richard Warwick ...  Phil 23 episodes, 1981-1984
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British sitcom about the simple relationship between Mike (Michael Williams) and Laura (Dame Judi Dench), two fairly unlikely individuals who come together and form an unmarried union. Nearing forty, Laura appears perplexed most of the time. Mike sports a perpetual grin. They first meet during a party at the insistence of Laura's younger sister, Helen (Susan Penhaligon), and Mike's sweet, inept, and endearing character sparks something in the bossy, stubborn, big-softy Laura. They never quite hit it off, but there's something there that keeps them together. Written by Len Massaar

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1981 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kuinka isosisko naitetaan See more »

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Runtime:

(26 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At a party given by her sister Helen (Susan Penhaligon) in the first episode, Laura (Dame Judi Dench) is reading the novel "Bouquet Of Barbed Wire", which had been dramatized for television five years earlier starring Penhaligon. The edition Laura is reading features Susan Penhaligon on the book's front cover and Dench makes a knowing reference to this by peering confusedly at the picture as if to indicate the face in it looks very familiar to her. See more »

Quotes

Mike Selway: You've been crying.
Laura Dalton: No, I have not.
Mike Selway: What's that water running down your face?
Laura Dalton: I'm leaking.
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Version of A Fine Romance (1983) See more »

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A Fine Romance
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jerome Kern
Theme song sung by Judi Dench
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FANTASTIC! LOVE THE TRIALS AND ERRORS OF LOVE, JUST LIKE IN REAL LIFE!!
16 August 2004 | by seejay51See all my reviews

Whoever wrote "boring" must have been of the wrong age group. I'm 53 and I just loved all the movies (I bought the whole series) because I can relate to it. I loved the one liners! Michael Williams is spectacularly funny - a man without a clue!!

I got the whole set - I know that Amazon.com carries it - it's worth it!!! I also plan on getting the "Good Neighbors" complete set, "To The Manor Born" and "Vicar of Dibley". I LOVE English comedy!


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