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Paul Slippery (Hugh Laurie), a forty-something doctor, lives with his wife Estelle and three sex-obsessed sons Rory, Daniel and Edwin in the west London suburb of Putney. On top of coping ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Hugh Laurie ...  Paul Slippery 6 episodes, 2003
Anna Chancellor ...  Estelle Slippery 6 episodes, 2003
Sheila Hancock ...  Gwendolen Hartley 6 episodes, 2003
Benedict Cumberbatch ...  Rory Slippery 6 episodes, 2003
Neil Henry ...  Daniel Slippery 6 episodes, 2003
Joe Van Moyland Joe Van Moyland ...  Edwin Slippery 6 episodes, 2003
Lolita Chakrabarti ...  Dr. Surinder Dhillon 6 episodes, 2003
Emma Ferguson Emma Ferguson ...  Laura Proek 6 episodes, 2003
Carol Harvey Carol Harvey ...  Rosie 6 episodes, 2003
Peter Capaldi ...  Dr. Ronnie Pilfrey 5 episodes, 2003
Siobhan Hewlett ...  Lucy Proek 5 episodes, 2003
Bob Mason Bob Mason ...  Mr. Proek 3 episodes, 2003
Charlie Covell Charlie Covell ...  Woj 3 episodes, 2003
Fenella Norman ...  Mrs. Proek 3 episodes, 2003
Phillip Manikum Phillip Manikum ...  Porker 3 episodes, 2003
Trevor Cooper ...  Jim / ... 2 episodes, 2003
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Paul Slippery (Hugh Laurie), a forty-something doctor, lives with his wife Estelle and three sex-obsessed sons Rory, Daniel and Edwin in the west London suburb of Putney. On top of coping with family pressures and a mid-life crisis, Paul discovers his unusual ability to hear other peoples' inner thoughts. Written by Kyoo Moo

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A middle-aged man losing his edge... and his grip!

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fortysomething See more »

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Carlton Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color
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Quotes

Paul Slippery: [pointing to Edwin] How does he fit into all of this?
Edwin Slippery: I'm helping!
Paul Slippery: [repeated line] You should be at school!
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Starts odd moves to hysterically odd
17 March 2010 | by pensmanSee all my reviews

You need to allow this vehicle to grow on you. The first episode is a bit difficult as it tries to introduce the family and their various problems. Hugh Laurie plays a sexually needy doctor married to a very attractive wife but he can't recall the last time they had sex and he wants sex. His sons are either all sexually involved or want to be. His wife isn't opposed to sex but the viewer isn't sure what she wants to happen. About the middle of the second episode you begin to chuckle and by the third episode you begin to laugh out loud. For a House devotee it can be disconcerting to see a bumbling Hugh Laurie speaking with an English accent but once you accept Laurie as a completely different character in ludicrous situations this comedy will tickle your funny bone.


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