I loved this when it was on the box a long time ago and have been waiting for the chance to see it again. Maybe it's because I was forty-something myself when I saw it but it seemed to be directly relevant to my own issues and I loved the characters. It had an underlying sensitive and serious account of relationships at this stage of life, but a top layer of highly entertaining humour. There was one scene in particular in a shop where Hugh Laurie pretends to be speaking Swedish (or something - it was a long time ago) to Stephen Fry which had me in stitches. There were many laugh-out loud moments, combined with satisfying character development and moments of poignancy. It was before Hugh Laurie was thought of as sexy and as a charismatic character actor, but it's all there in this series. The other performances were just as effective, and I remember Anna Chancellor in particular. Please, please, please release it on our format so we can have it too. Update 2012: I'm happy it's now out in European format and the shop scene is as hilarious now as it was then.