Husband and wife team and Royal Shakespeare Company players Dame Judi Dench and Michael Williams star in a much-admird series. She plays Laura, who is thirty-seven and unmarried. He plays Mike, also single. Laura's sister, Helen, is anxious to see Laura 'married off' and introduces her to Mike at a party. The relationship is awkward but they pretend they are getting along well to keep Helen happy.
Series Fun Facts
- In every episode a single daisy or rose or both can be found. The daisy is normally at Mike's work, and the rose is normally at Laura's apartment or at their apartment.
- At a party given by her sister Helen (Susan Penhaligon) in the first episode, Laura (Judi Dench) is reading the novel "Bouquet Of Barbed Wire", which had been dramatized for television five…
[show]At a party given by her sister Helen (Susan Penhaligon) in the first episode, Laura (Judi Dench) is reading the novel "Bouquet Of Barbed Wire", which had been dramatized for television five years earlier starring Penhaligon. The edition Laura is reading features Susan Penhaligon on the book's front cover and Dench makes a knowing reference to this by peering confusedly at the picture as if to indicate the face in it looks very familiar to her.