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The Grumpy Guide To...

BBC Two comedy. 16 episodes (2 series), 2007 - 2011. Stars Jenny Eclair, Kathryn Flett, Justin Moorhouse, Germaine Greer, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, Lynn Barber, Nigel Havers and others.

Series 2, Episode 5 - Romance

A grumpy look at romance. For those newly in love, the dating game may be a wonderful thing, but for the rest of us just the word romance alone sets us off. It could be that the process of finding someone nice to date is so hideous and difficult that once two people find each other they stick together like glue.

Further details

For grumpy people, like us, things that are supposed to make us universally, unreservedly happy have a habit of making us very grumpy indeed. Like romance: the whole boy meets girl business, yes ok if you're in the first flush of youth or you're newly in lurve, then the dating game is a wonderful thing, but for the rest of us, just the word romance sets us off on a string of grumpy thoughts. Some days the whole world seems to be canoodling in luvvy duvvy paradise, when the truth is most of us have a limited amount of success with the whole business. Or could it be that the process of finding someone nice to date is so hideous, so difficult that once we've found a partner we stick together in twos like glue.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 30th October 2007
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Jenny Eclair Self
    Kathryn Flett Self
    Justin Moorhouse Self
    Germaine Greer Self
    Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen Self
    Lynn Barber Self
    Jenni Trent Hughes Self
    Matthew Parris Self
    Arabella Weir Self
    Brian Conley Self
    Richard Ingrams Self
    Ann Widdecombe Self
    Stuart Maconie Self
    Mariella Frostrup Self
    Guest cast
    Guy Browning Self
    Tanya Byron Self
    Tracey Cox Self
    Writing team
    Judith Holder Writer (Additional Material)
    Production team
    Mary Ramsay Producer
    Stuart Prebble Executive Producer
    Judith Holder Executive Producer
    Claire Storey Editor

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