Butterflies. Image shows from L to R: Ben Parkinson (Geoffrey Palmer), Ria Parkinson (Wendy Craig)


  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1978 - 2000
  • 28 episodes (4 series)

Sitcom following dissatisfied housewife Ria Parkinson as she considers embarking on an exciting romantic affair with successful businessman Leonard. Stars Wendy Craig, Geoffrey Palmer, Bruce Montague, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Andrew Hall and more.

  • Series 1, Episode 1 repeated tomorrow at 7:25pm on BBC2

Video clips

Bedtime Chat

In this classic clip from 1980s British comedy series Butterflies: The bedroom is a place for many things, one of which is chatting... funny pillow talk from BBC Worldwide.

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