Young doctor Owen Springer returns to Manchester to care for his ailing father and proceeds to fall in love with an older woman, who just happens to be married to his boss.
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Series cast summary:
Francesca Annis ...  Anna Fairley 6 episodes, 1997
Michael Kitchen ...  Richard Crane 6 episodes, 1997
Robson Green ...  Owen Springer 6 episodes, 1997
Conor Mullen ...  John McGinley 6 episodes, 1997
Julian Rhind-Tutt ...  Danny Glassman 6 episodes, 1997
David Bradley ...  Arnold Springer 6 episodes, 1997
Daniela Nardini ...  Viv Reid / ... 6 episodes, 1997
Debra Stephenson Debra Stephenson ...  Michelle 5 episodes, 1997
Kathryn Hunt Kathryn Hunt ...  Irma 5 episodes, 1997
Margery Mason Margery Mason ...  Myrtle Fairley 5 episodes, 1997
Kathryn Pogson Kathryn Pogson ...  Phyllis 3 episodes, 1997
Tony Barton ...  Decorator 2 episodes, 1997
Stephen Hoyle ...  Shy Kid 2 episodes, 1997
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Young doctor Owen Springer returns to Manchester to care for his ailing father and proceeds to fall in love with an older woman, who just happens to be married to his boss. Written by Kelley O. <kosborne@macc.wisc.edu>

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English

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6 February 1997 (UK) See more »

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Hoolimatu See more »

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| (6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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[On their adultery]
Anna Fairley: I've tasted what you've tasted, Richard. I understand absolutey how confused you are.
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Younger man's love for older woman is complicated by older woman's husband: his boss
29 March 1999 | by GBurgManSee all my reviews

Hunky Geordie Robson Green is Owen Springer, a young doctor who moves home to Manchester to be near his father. Along the way, he falls for Anna, a woman 20 years his senior, and who happens to be the wife of his new boss, Richard Crane. Despite warnings from his new colleagues, Owen proceeds to get Anna for himself, going as far as to sabotage Anna and the cheating Richard's marriage. This is a romantic drama with many humorous undertones and a quick wit. The actors are superb: Green of "The Student Prince" and "Touching Evil" smolders on-screen as the cunning, yet warm-hearted Owen; Annis of "Dune" fame is lively and proves a good match to Green; Kitchen, from "To Play The King" is the right menace as Richard, whose comic missteps and snobbery underline his masterful, building hatred for Owen. This is a perfect love triangle, and despite the foibles and fallacies of our three characters, you come away better for knowing and watching them.


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