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  • Actors: Caroline Quentin, Alexander Armstrong, Elliott Henderson-Boyle, Ace Ryan, Claire Skinner
  • Directors: Catherine Morshead, Charles Palmer
  • Producers: John Chapman
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 18 April 2005
  • Run Time: 276 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006Z40UA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,859 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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The complete first series of the popular drama series starring Caroline Quentin. Maggie Mee (Quentin) is a woman who thinks she has life sorted. But when her husband Phil (Alexander Armstrong) leaves her and their two children, Maggie is back to square one with no husband, no job and no money.

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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By S. Thatcher on 21 July 2005
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This is a wonderful look at how life can suddenly turn upside down when you least expect it, and how we learn to get on with things. As Maggie's safe but dull life is rocked by her husbands announcement that he is leaving her for another woman, she is left to pick up the pieces. Slowly, as she comes to terms with having to return to work to pay the bills, despite being trained for nothing, she starts to see that her husband walking out isn't the end of her life, or the world, in fact, things are just getting interesting.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. Suthers on 25 Oct. 2006
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I didn't realise there was a previous series when I started watching life begins a month or so ago. I really enjoyed Series 2 so was delighted to find there was in fact a Series 1. Although not as much comedy in the first series I still found the storyline to be really funny and interesting. I really felt for Maggie when her husband left her for a younger model - his behaviour was outrageous - the way he was carrying on as if they were no longer even married made me want to punch him at times (he did originally just leave her to think things over as he wasn't happy) - and to top it all, when he realised she was happy and on the verge of starting a new relationship and his had failed, he had the nerve to say he had made a mistake!! Still Alexander Armstrong is very sexy in a funny sort of way and I'd forgive him!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Katia on 21 Feb. 2006
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I absolutely loved Maggie´s honest way of dealing with her feelings, her total lack of inhibitions and ability to share her problems with others. I couldn´t stop watching it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kelly on 19 May 2009
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Watched this series when it was on tv and liked it alot, so when i saw it on dvd didnt hesitate to buy it. Found the storyline very believeable and realistic, it follows Maggie (the main character) through her husband leaving her and her 2 children and how she cope with what life throws at her. Will definately be buying series 2&3 when released on dvd.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Winter64 on 4 April 2011
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I was looking for something good to watch over the holidays that didnt cost a fortune and I found the Life Begins dvd set series 1-3 for about a tenner. I absolutely loved it, I watched all the episodes one after another and couldnt put them down, not much housework got done at all for a few days! Caroline Quentin at her best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By talthybius on 12 Aug. 2010
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Quentin is amazing in this. Amazing script, plots are truthful and sensitive. The support cast also deserves praise. I would recommend to anyone who has a had a life which isn't perfect, and those individuals who have need to see how the real world truly is. A must buy product!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Da Parsons on 6 Jun. 2009
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Bought for my daughter and she says its a nice series with Caroline playing a nice part as dependable as ever
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Miss Beverley Milner on 31 Mar. 2014
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I had forgotten how good a series this was. All the performances are great, I thought both Caroline Quentin and Alexander Armstrong were fab but I especially liked Anne Reid and Frank Finlay. I would definitely recommend this as a good watch.
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