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A Rather English Marriage (BBC Drama, Albert Finney)



In one off drama A Rather English Marriage, scripted by Andrew Davies, when they are both left elderly widows on the same night Squadron Leader Reggie (Albert Finney) and former milkman Roy (Tom Courtenay) decide to move in together, but their companionable relationship is threatened by the arrival of the glamorous Liz (Joanna Lumley) who may not be all she seems to be.

Cast: Tom Courtenay as Roy; Albert Finney as Reggie; Joanna Lumley as Liz; Ursula Howells as Mary; Sean Murray as Alan; John Light as Young Reggie; Katie Carr as Young Mary; Iain Jones as Young Roy; Caroline Carver as Young Grace; Aileen O’Gorman as Grace; Adjoa Andoh as Mandy Hulme; Jeremy Clyde as Vivian; Laura Heath as Felicity; Rosamund Pike as Celia; Lucy Robinson as Susan; Priyanga Elan as Doctor Swann; Matthew Lloyd Davies as Chaggers; Orlando Wells as Dogleg; Emily Morgan as Sabrina; Georgina Hale as Sabrina’s Maid; Rebecca Clarke as Nurse; Richard Syms as Vicar

Writer: Andrew Davies / Novel: Angela Lambert / Executive Producers: Alex Graham, David M. Thompson / Producer: Joanna Willett / Director: Paul Seed

UK / BBC Two / 1×100 minutes / 30 December 1998