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The Two of Us 

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It's about a young couple living in a basement apartment and the funny things that happen to them and their family.
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Nicholas Lyndhurst ...  Ashley Phillips 32 episodes, 1986-1990
Janet Dibley Janet Dibley ...  Elaine Walker / ... 32 episodes, 1986-1990
Tenniel Evans ...  Perce 15 episodes, 1987-1990
Jennifer Piercey Jennifer Piercey ...  Lilian Phillips / ... 13 episodes, 1986-1990
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31 October 1986 (UK) See more »

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Patrick Troughton died after the first season, causing the role of Perce to be recast. See more »

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Featured in 40 Years of Laughter: The Sitcoms (1995) See more »

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Wonderful 1980s British sitcom, very much of its era
10 February 2015 | by istaraSee all my reviews

The premise for The Two of Us was young, modern couple Ashley and Elaine "living in sin" - much to the disapproval of Ashley's parents. Yes, as late as the 1980s this was still considered amusingly controversial enough in Britain to base an entire series around.

To give you a taste: one episode features the couple insisting on being given a double bed when they stay with his conservative parents. After a long battle they win... and in the final scene it turns out to be a bunk bed.

It was "gentle comedy" even by the standards of the time, and today can be enjoyed as cosy nostalgia. If you like The Upper Hand, you'll probably enjoy this.


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