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Love And Marriage. Image shows from L to R: Ken Paradise (Duncan Preston), Pauline Paradise (Alison Steadman), Tommy Sutherland (Larry Lamb), Rowan Holdaway (Celia Imrie). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Love And Marriage (2013)

ITV comedy drama. 6 episodes (1 series) in 2013. Stars Alison Steadman, Duncan Preston, Celia Imrie, Larry Lamb, Ashley Jensen, David Ryall, Stewart Wright and others.

Love And Marriage

Comedy drama following three generations of the same family. Alison Steadman stars as the matriarch who decides to walk out

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
2013
Channel
ITV
Episodes
6   (1 series)
Starring
Alison Steadman, Duncan Preston, Celia Imrie, Larry Lamb, Ashley Jensen, David Ryall, Stewart Wright, Graeme Hawley and others
Writer
Stewart Harcourt
Directors
Debbie Isitt and Roger Goldby
Producer
Lawrence Till

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.

Love And Marriage. Image shows from L to R: Sarah Paradise (Ashley Jensen), Kevin Paradise (Stewart Wright), Heather McCallister (Niky Wardley), Charlie McCallister (James McArdle), Pauline Paradise (Alison Steadman), Ken Paradise (Duncan Preston), Tommy Sutherland (Larry Lamb), Rowan Holdaway (Celia Imrie), Michelle Paradise (Zoe Telford), Martin Paradise (Graeme Hawley). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

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