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Second Thoughts 

British sitcom adapted from a radio series. Two middle-aged divorcées from very different backgrounds, Bill and Faith, try to start a relationship despite all of the problems caused by her teenage children and his ex-wife.
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Series cast summary:
James Bolam ...  Bill / ... 49 episodes, 1991-1994
Lynda Bellingham ...  Faith / ... 49 episodes, 1991-1994
Julia Sawalha ...  Hannah / ... 47 episodes, 1991-1994
Mark Denham Mark Denham ...  Joe / ... 47 episodes, 1991-1994
Belinda Lang Belinda Lang ...  Liza / ... 42 episodes, 1991-1994
Geoffrey Whitehead ...  Richard / ... 32 episodes, 1991-1994
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British sitcom adapted from a radio series. Two middle-aged divorcées from very different backgrounds, Bill and Faith, try to start a relationship despite all of the problems caused by her teenage children and his ex-wife.

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3 May 1991 (UK) See more »

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| (49 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The house and neighborhood where Faith and Bill live is set in Penge, Southeast London. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Faith: Oh, flaming Liza!
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Followed by Faith in the Future (1995) See more »

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Second Thoughts; Second Rate; Secondary Roles for Famous Actors
3 October 2017 | by diveinthedark-89834See all my reviews

Although I vaguely remember this from the 90s,I saw this show properly for the first time the other day (bought Series 1 DVD). Essentially it depicts the lives of 2 divorcees trying to start a new romance together, despite constant distractions from his ex-wife + her teenage children.

Although the humour is feeble, obsolete even,the show is nonetheless quite substantial simply for 2 reasons:-

1) The actors - 2point4 Children's Belinda Lang plays the ex-wife, and the (back then) really cute Julia Sawalha,of Absolutely Fabulous and Press Gang fame,plays the teenage daughter.

2) The archetypal early 90s British setting; the show is a nostalgic trip into the modest mums, baggy/black-clad teens and horrendous suburban wallpapers of the day!

Second rate by all means; while the BBC had all the essential comedy classics, perhaps ITV intended to spare a weekly slot for such mediocrity. That said, I will give it 6/10 simply for the established actors and the kitsch-yet-classy early 90s cultural setting.


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