Behaving Badly (Channel 4 1989, Judi Dench, Ronald Pickup)

Behaving Badly was a four part drama serial starring Judi Dench that aired on Channel 4 in 1989. In the drama, which was written by Catherine Heath and Moira Williams, faithful wife Bridget’s (Judi Dench) life is changed when her husband Mark (Ronald Pickup) walks out on her for another woman. She amazes her family by starting to live life to the full. The cast also included Douglas Hodge, Joely Richardson and Frances Barber and the director was David Tucker.

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production details
UK / Channel 4 – Humphrey Barclay Productions / 4×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 20 February – 13 March 1989

Writers: Catherine Heath, Moira Williams / Music: Stephen Oliver / Production Design: Eileen Diss / Producers: Humphrey Barclay, Moira Williams / Executive Producer: Al Mitchell / Director: David Tucker

cast
JUDI DENCH as Bridget
DOUGLAS HODGE as Giles
GWEN WATFORD as Frieda
RONALD PICKUP as Mark
JOELY RICHARDSON as Serafina
FRANCES BARBER as Rebecca

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