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... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Harriet Walter ...  Charity Walton 5 episodes, 1991
Bill Nighy ...  Prof. Mark Carleton 5 episodes, 1991
Amanda Redman ...  Sally 5 episodes, 1991
Charlotte Cornwell Charlotte Cornwell ...  Margaret Lacey 5 episodes, 1991
James Aubrey ...  Steve Kirkwood 5 episodes, 1991
Bill Stewart ...  Dr. Ivan Swinhoe 5 episodes, 1991
Cheryl Hall ...  Mavis McDonald 5 episodes, 1991
Mel Martin ...  Jane Carleton 4 episodes, 1991
David Ryall ...  Alan Pascoe 4 episodes, 1991
Tilly Vosburgh Tilly Vosburgh ...  Delia 4 episodes, 1991
Patrick Drury Patrick Drury ...  James Walton 3 episodes, 1991
Ian Redford ...  Eric 3 episodes, 1991
Philip Croskin Philip Croskin ...  Mack MacKinnon 3 episodes, 1991
Kate Hardie ...  Tessa Pascoe 2 episodes, 1991
Jocelyn Barker Jocelyn Barker ...  Rachel 2 episodes, 1991
Tom Bradford Tom Bradford ...  Tom 2 episodes, 1991
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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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English

Release Date:

25 September 1991 (UK) See more »

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(5 episodes)

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Two of the three actresses who played Rachel - Jocelyn Barker and Louisa Milwood-Haigh - would later play the offspring of main characters in Drop The Dead Donkey. Barker played Chloe, daughter of Helen, while Milwood-Haigh played Deborah, delinquent daughter of George. See more »

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Disappointing
27 July 2019 | by lizs1289See all my reviews

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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