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Fortysomething (ITV Drama, Hugh Laurie, Anna Chancellor)



Comic drama about the Fortysomething life of GP Paul Slippery (Hugh Laurie) living with wife Estelle (Anna Chandellor), his three sons and two of their girlfriends who are sisters.

Hugh Laurie directed some of the episodes himself. Unfortunately it proved a ratings flop and ITV pulled the show from its 9pm Sunday slot after just two episodes and showed the rest of the series at 11pm on Saturdays.

Cast: HUGH LAURIE as Dr Paul Slippery; ANNA CHANCELLOR as Estelle Slippery; PETER CAPALDI as Ronnie Pilfrey; BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH as Rory Slippery; NEIL HENRY as Dan Slippery; JOE VAN MOYLAND as Edwin Slippery; SHEILA HANCOCK as Gwendolen; EMMA FERGUSON as Laura Proek; SIOBHAN HEWLETT as Lucy Proek; LOLITA CHAKABARTI as Surinder

Writer: Nigel Williams / Producer: Jo Willett / Directors: Hugh Laurie, Nic Phillips

UK / ITV-1 / 6×60 minute episodes / Broadcast from 29 June 2003