Love And Marriage
Comedy drama following three generations of the same family. Alison Steadman stars as the matriarch who decides to walk out
- Comedy Drama
- 2013 (ITV)
- 6 (1 series)
- Alison Steadman, Duncan Preston, Celia Imrie, Larry Lamb, Ashley Jensen, David Ryall, Stewart Wright, Graeme Hawley, Zoe Telford, Niky Wardley, James McArdle
- Stewart Harcourt
- Tiger Aspect Productions
Love And Marriage follows the big love which binds the sprawling and chaotic Paradise family.
When Pauline Paradise retires from her job as a lollipop lady and returns home she looks around to see what her future holds. And she doesn't like what she sees. A non-communicative husband, 'silent' Ken, and the endless demands of her beloved adult children and their offspring.
So this quintessential family woman - the matriarch of the family and everybody's rock - decides to walk out on her life. She doesn't go very far though - just a few roads away to live with her sister, Rowan, who's led a very different life to Pauline. As young women, Rowan married 'up' and Pauline married 'down'. Pauline fancies a bit of what Rowan has and sets about getting it... but is it as easy as that...?
Pauline's walkout has a massive, emotional and funny impact on all the relationships around her. So in each episode, while following Pauline's journey the show also explores the other marriages in the family - focusing on a couple per week.