A FINE ROMANCE
Academy Award-winner Dame Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love, Mrs Brown) and husband Michael Williams (Tea with Mussolini) light up the screen in the charming TV comedy A Fine Romance about two middle-aged misfits falling in love.
Laura is a brainy translator, and Mike a shy landscape gardener. When Laura's sister (Susan Penhaligon) tries a spot of matchmaking, the two are thrown together and an 'on off' relationship begins to develop.
The on-screen chemistry of the two leading actors, together with great scripts by Bob Larbey and a strong supporting cast made the series a huge success, throwing Judi Dench into the limelight and earning her a BAFTA award for Best TV Actress.
The video features the first three episodes from Series 1 - First Meeting, Different Answers and The Party (originally transmitted November 1981).
A Fine Romance also stars Richard Warwick and was produced and directed by James Cellan Jones, Don Leaver and Graham Evans for LWT. There were a total of four series between 1981 and 1984.
Michael Williams, Judi Dench's off-screen husband for almost 30 years, sadly passed away earlier this year.
Release date: 19 Feb 2001 / Cat No: GV0301 / Cert: PG (tbc) / Length: 74 mins approx / Price: £9.99
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