Love Soup. Alice Chenery (Tamsin Greig). Copyright: BBC
Love Soup

Love Soup

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 2005 - 2008
  • 18 episodes (2 series)

Romantic comedy drama starring Tamsin Greig as Alice Chenery, a woman trying to find her true love. Also features Sheridan Smith, Montserrat Lombard, Michael Landes, Trudie Styler, Brian Protheroe and more.

Love Soup. Image shows from L to R: Cleo Martin (Sheridan Smith), Alice Chenery (Tamsin Greig), Milly Russell (Montserrat Lombard). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Comedy Drama
2005 - 2008
18 (2 series)
Tamsin Greig, Sheridan Smith, Montserrat Lombard, Michael Landes, Trudie Styler, Brian Protheroe, Owen Brenman, Mark Heap and Amelia Curtis
David Renwick
Christine Gernon and Sandy Johnson
Verity Lambert, David Renwick, Sophie Clarke-Jervoise and Jon Plowman

Tamsin Greig is Alice Chenery, a modern woman with old fashioned values.

Alice works as the manageress of a perfume company concession in a London department store. Her co-workers, Cleo Martin (Sheridan Smith) and Milly Russel (Montserrat Lombard), try and help Alice find a man... well, that is when they are not too busy having problems with their own relationships.

Meanwhile, American comedy writer Gil arrives in England to discover his girlfriend is having an affair before they even land in the country. Now single, Gil worries about the advances of his next-door neighbour Irene Andrews (Trudie Styler).

Alice and Gil would make the perfect couple. The only problem is that they are completely unaware of each other's existence.

Just when it seems Gil and Alice will finally meet, she learns from his boss, Lloyd Drewitt (Owen Brenman), that Gil has died of a heart attack. Alice's attentions are then taken over by British comedy writer, and Gil's friend, Douglas McVitie (Mark Heap). Although Alice can sense that the relationship is not entirely working, she sticks with it.

Additional details

If your perfect partner was out there... how would you ever know?
Theme tune is "Alley Boogie" by Georgia White.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 27th September 2005 at 9pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats

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