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The Fight Before Christmas1992122520181225 (BBC7)
20181226 (BBC7)

Faith's children and Bill's ex-wife threaten her dream of a perfect festive lunch.

A festive edition of the popular sitcom about the lives of two middle-aged divorcees, starring Lynda Bellingham as Faith and James Bolam as Bill.

With Julia Sawalha as Hannah, Belinda Lang as Liza and Mark Denham as Joe.

Four series of 'Second Thoughts' were made for the BBC (1988-1992) before it transferred to ITV using the adapted radio scripts.

Written by: Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 1992.

Faith's children and Bill's ex-wife threaten her dream of a perfect Christmas.

Sitcom about a couple experiencing love for the second time

0301Name, Set And Match1991040920181218 (BBC7)
20181219 (BBC7)

Newly wed Faith and Bill's married monikers are a sensitive subject.

Sitcom about the battles of divorcees Bill and Faith beginning married life, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and her teenage children, Hannah and Joe.

Stars Lynda Bellingham as Faith, James Bolam as Bill, Emma Gregory as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Geoffrey Whitehead as Richard and Norman Bird as Mr Burrows.

Series three of four inspired by the real lives of its writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran for four series, with a spin-off 'Faith in the Future'.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1991.

Newly wed Faith and Bill's married monikers are a sensitive subject.

Sitcom about a couple experiencing love for the second time

0302Room With A Queue1991041620190101 (BBC7)
20190102 (BBC7)

Hannah is off to university, so Bill and Faith bicker over who gets her vacated bedroom.

Sitcom about the battles of divorcees Bill and Faith beginning married life, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and her teenage children, Hannah and Joe.

Stars Lynda Bellingham as Faith, James Bolam as Bill, Celia Imrie as Hilary, Belinda Lang as Liza, Emma Gregory as Hannah and Mark Denham as Joe.

Series three of four inspired by the real lives of its writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran for four series, with a spin-off 'Faith in the Future'.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1991.

Hannah is off to university, so Bill and Faith bicker over who gets her vacated bedroom.

Sitcom about a couple experiencing love for the second time

0303Foreign Exchange1991042320190108 (BBC7)
20190109 (BBC7)

With daughter Hannah at university, Faith's son Joe wants an Italian student to stay.

Sitcom about a couple experiencing love for the second time

With his sister Hannah away at university, why is Faith's son Joe so keen to have an Italian student to stay with them?

Sitcom about the battles of divorcees Bill and Faith beginning married life, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and her teenage children, Hannah and Joe.

Stars Lynda Bellingham as Faith, James Bolam as Bill, Emma Gregory as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe and Danielle Allan as Gina.

Series three of four inspired by the real lives of its writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran for four series, with a spin-off 'Faith in the Future'.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1991.

With sister Hannah at university, Joe wants an Italian student to stay.

0304Laugh And Marriage1991043020190115 (BBC7)
20190116 (BBC7)

Bill wants Richard and Liza to cool their ardour, while Faith is stoking the fires.

Sitcom about a couple experiencing love for the second time

Sitcom about the battles of divorcees Bill and Faith beginning married life, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and her teenage children, Hannah and Joe.

Stars Lynda Bellingham as Faith, James Bolam as Bill, Celia Imrie as Hilary, Belinda Lang as Liza, Geoffrey Whitehead as Richard, Mark Denham as Joe, Jo Kendall as Marjorie and Mark Straker as Alex.

Series three of four inspired by the real lives of its writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran for four series, with a spin-off 'Faith in the Future'.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1991.

0305Recipe For Disaster1991050720190122 (BBC7)
20190123 (BBC7)

Culinary chaos is on the menu with Faith's friend Esther due to arrive for a visit from Australia.

Sitcom about the battles of divorcees Bill and Faith beginning married life, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and her teenage children, Hannah and Joe.

Stars Lynda Bellingham as Faith, James Bolam as Bill, Celia Imrie as Hilary, Mark Denham as Joe, Emma Gregory as Hannah, Norman Bird as Mr Burrows and Mark Straker as Kevin.

Series three of four inspired by the real lives of its writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran for four series, with a spin-off 'Faith in the Future'.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1991.

Culinary chaos is on the menu when Faith's Aussie friend Esther visits.

Sitcom about a couple experiencing love for the second time

0306Come As You Were1991051420190129 (BBC7)
20190130 (BBC7)

Bill tries to disrupt Liza and Richard's affair, and gets involved with 'Emma Peel'.

Sitcom about a couple experiencing love for the second time

0307Backs To The Drawing Board1991052120190205 (BBC7)
20190206 (BBC7)

Bill takes time off to help a friend, but Faith is already working at home.

Sitcom about a couple experiencing love for the second time

0401Unhappy Returns1992061820190402 (BBC7)
20190403 (BBC7)
20190406 (BBC7)

Bill makes a flying return visit from his new job in Germany. It’s the ideal opportunity for a quiet weekend with Faith but interventions from Hannah and Liza ensures the weekend is anything but romantic....

Sitcom about the battles of married life for ex-divorcees Bill and Faith, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and Faith's teenage children.

Stars James Bolam as Bill, Lynda Bellingham as Faith, Belinda Lang as Liza, Julia Sawalha as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Geoffrey Whitehead as Richard and David Learner as Kevin.

Series three of four inspired by the real lives of its writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran for four series, with a spin-off 'Faith in the Future'.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1992.

Bill is back home, but what are the chances of a romantic weekend?

Sitcom about a couple experiencing love for the second time

0402Short Change1992062520190409 (BBC7)
20190410 (BBC7)

Bill and Faith's dreams of a luxury riverside flat disintegrate thanks to her children Hannah and Joe.

Sitcom about the battles of married life for ex-divorcees Bill and Faith, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and Faith's teenage children.

Stars James Bolam as Bill, Lynda Bellingham as Faith, Belinda Lang as Liza, Julia Sawalha as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Geoffrey Whitehead as Richard, Brian Bowles as Dennis and David Learner as Clayton.

Series three of four inspired by the real lives of its writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran for four series, with a spin-off 'Faith in the Future'.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1992.

Bill and Faith's dream of riverside luxury is thwarted by her children.

Sitcom about a couple experiencing love for the second time

0403Sobering Thoughts1992070220190416 (BBC7)
20190417 (BBC7)

Dennis vigorously renews his pursuit of Liza, while the demon drink throws up a problem for Bill and Faith.

Sitcom about the battles of married life for ex-divorcees Bill and Faith, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and Faith's teenage children.

Stars James Bolam as Bill, Lynda Bellingham as Faith, Belinda Lang as Liza, Julia Sawalha as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Geoffrey Whitehead as Richard and Brian Bowles as Dennis.

Series three of four inspired by the real lives of its writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran for four series, with a spin-off 'Faith in the Future'.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1992.

Dennis renews his pursuit of Liza, and the demon drink gives a problem to Bill and Faith.

Sitcom about a couple experiencing love for the second time

0404Old Problem1992070920190423 (BBC7)
20190424 (BBC7)

Bill is on the receiving end of a birthday surprise he doesn't want.

Meanwhile Dennis's attempts to capture the glamorous Liza backfire.

Sitcom about the battles of married life for ex-divorcees Bill and Faith, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and Faith's teenage children.

Stars James Bolam as Bill, Lynda Bellingham as Faith, Belinda Lang as Liza, Julia Sawalha as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Geoffrey Whitehead as Richard, Brian Bowles as Dennis and Peter Gunn as Chris.

Series three of four inspired by the real lives of its writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran for four series, with a spin-off 'Faith in the Future'.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1992.

Bill gets an unwanted birthday surprise, while Dennis's attempt to woo Liza backfires.

Sitcom about a couple experiencing love for the second time

0405Faint Possibility1992071620190430 (BBC7)
20190501 (BBC7)

Liza earns cult status after baring her love life on Radio 4's Woman's Hour.

Sitcom about the battles of married life for ex-divorcees Bill and Faith, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and Faith's teenage children.

Stars James Bolam as Bill, Lynda Bellingham as Faith, Belinda Lang as Liza, Julia Sawalha as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Geoffrey Whitehead as Richard and Jo Kendall as Marjorie.

Series three of four inspired by the real lives of its writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran for four series, with a spin-off 'Faith in the Future'.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1992.

Liza earns cult status after baring her lovelife on Woman's Hour.

Sitcom about a couple experiencing love for the second time

0406Just Managing1992072320190507 (BBC7)
20190508 (BBC7)

Son Tom and ex-wife Liza cause new pressures for Faith and Bill. From July 1992.

Sitcom about a couple experiencing love for the second time

Bill and Faith face new pressures on their marriage and Liza shows just how vulnerable she really is.

Sitcom about the battles of married life for ex-divorcees Bill and Faith, whilst balancing the demands of his ex-wife, Liza and Faith's teenage children.

Stars James Bolam as Bill, Lynda Bellingham as Faith, Belinda Lang as Liza, Julia Sawalha as Hannah, Mark Denham as Joe, Melanie Hudson as Louise and Nick Murchie as Duncan.

Series three of four inspired by the real lives of its writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.

A TV version made by LWT for ITV appeared in 1991 and ran for four series, with a spin-off 'Faith in the Future'.

Producer: Paul Schlesinger

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in July 1992.

Son Joe and ex-wife Liza cause new pressures for Faith and Bill.