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It appears Charity Walton has everything a woman could wish for at the start of the 1980s - a husband, four children, and a promising academic career. But when Mark Carleton joins the staff at her university the two begin an affair which has repercussions for both of their families. It's a long journey to finding happiness at home and at work as Charity's children grow up, her career progresses, and she supports her best friend's attempts to start a family. Her relationship with Mark follows similar ups and downs but as the decade draws to a close where do they stand?
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Maybe had I watched this when it was first shown, I may have enjoyed it but having seen it recently, I don't think it has aged well. The wonderful Bill Nighy is cinematic/TV gold and is as good as ever. However, the acting generally is very wooden (perhaps this was how things were directed in those days?) I'm not sure nowadays it lives up to the hype of the time.
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