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Series cast summary:
Imelda Staunton ...  Izzy 18 episodes, 1990-1993
Mike Grady ...  Dick 18 episodes, 1990-1993
Tessa Peake-Jones ...  Maria 18 episodes, 1990-1993
Nicholas Le Prevost ...  Michael 17 episodes, 1990-1993
René Zagger ...  Razors / ... 16 episodes, 1990-1993
Susan Kyd Susan Kyd ...  Louise 16 episodes, 1990-1993
Tom Mannion Tom Mannion ...  Gwyn 15 episodes, 1990-1993
Jayne Alfred Jayne Alfred ...  4C Pupil / ... 10 episodes, 1990-1991
Sarah Bolden Sarah Bolden ...  4C Pupil / ... 10 episodes, 1990-1991
Bradley Hardiman Bradley Hardiman ...  4C Pupil / ... 10 episodes, 1990-1991
Siobhan Hayes ...  4C Pupil Wendy / ... 10 episodes, 1990-1991
Sonny Sheridan Sonny Sheridan ...  4C Pupil / ... 10 episodes, 1990-1991
Kevin Treasure Kevin Treasure ...  4C Pupil / ... 10 episodes, 1990-1991
Neil McCaul ...  Bill Bailey / ... 10 episodes, 1991-1993
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English

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2 May 1990 (UK) See more »

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(18 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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This series was based on the BBC radio series which also starred Imelda Staunton and ran for three series originally broadcast in 1987, 1988 and 1993. See more »

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Brilliant
9 May 2006 | by hfennemoreSee all my reviews

Without wishing to be Sexist, I would think that most women can relate to Imelda Staunton's portrayal of this ditsy, desperate-for-love teacher.

The episodes of Izzy's confusing and often stressful personal life, normally of her own making, could probably be found in many women's personal diaries!

Falling for handsome married men,ex-students, basically anyone considered as "off limits" or "dangerously exciting" whilst ignoring her caring and considerate flat-mate Dick should perhaps be viewed as negatives of her character,but the subtleties of the writing also shows she is only human.

Searching, like so many women do, for "Mr Right" and getting it oh-so wrong along the way! The Search for Happiness is never easy or straight forward and this series managed to get this across with humour and taste and without her looking cheap or devious.


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