Rather English Marriage, A
Winner of the BAFTA Award for best Television drama, this bittersweet tale of class and friendship stars Albert Finney and Tom Courtenay as two recently-widowed men coming to terms with the deaths of their wives. Skillfully adapted by veteran Andrew Davies from Angela Carter's beloved novel, this sharply-written drama is highlighted by the effortless chemistry of the outstanding ensemble cast.
After Reggie Conyngham-Jervis (Finney), a wealthy ex-fighter pilot, and Roy Southgate (Courtenay), a retired milkman, are both widowed on the same night, the "odd couple" decide to overlook their differences and move in together. At first the two become friends, until their unlikely relationship is threatened by the arrival of Liz Franks (Joanna Lumley), an alluring woman with a hidden agenda.