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William And Mary: Series 1 [DVD]

Martin Clunes , Julie Graham , Stuart Orme , Matthew Evans    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
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  • Actors: Martin Clunes, Julie Graham, Cheryl Campbell, Claire Hackett, Michael Begley
  • Directors: Stuart Orme, Matthew Evans
  • Producers: Trevor Hopkins
  • 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.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: ITV Studios Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 9 May 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • ASIN: B0007Q6RBS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 80,593 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Widower, father of two and Undertaker, William Shawcross (Martin Clunes) is looking for love, but finds it hard to find when he tells prospective dates what his job is. When he registers with a dating agency, he meets Mary (Julie Graham), an attractive, divorced mother of two who works as a midwife. The two soon get together, but not without a few glitches along the way.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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The idea of a midwife and single mother who meets a recently widowed undertaker with two girls through a dating agency must the most fertile ideas for a light drama series ever to have occured to anyone. And this first series really made the most of it. The second series was almost as good and the third series still worth watching.
The perfect cast seems to have been put together for this heart warming romantic comedy and in particular as far as I am concerned it had the advantage of the wonderful Julie Graham as the feisty Scottish midwife. I could watch her in anything and am currently watching her in 'Survivors'.
I don't think I've ever enjoyed a drama series on TV more than this. She brings people into the world and he sees them out of it with great humanity. It's perfect.
The great thing about the concept is that it allows the various episodes to show the two leads helping people through their respective professions. It's fairly easy to imagine how the midwife does this but what is really intriguing is the way that the undertaker who is a genuinely good man is also given the opportunity to be of great help to people in various kinds of need. William is a very valuable addition to the rather sparse literature of the 'Good Man' especially intelligent good men. It is also I think to be welcomed that he belongs to the profession of Undertaker. If I were an undertaker I would be very pleased. I just hope that in reality they are not closer to the caricature. In any case this should at least encourage them to take a high moral pride in their profession.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Brit RomCom 1 Jun 2014
By S. E. Land - Published on Amazon.com
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I got hooked on the first few episodes and ended buying all three series:) I'm a big Martin Clunes fan but if you like Brit romcoms, this will probably work for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story and characters! 29 May 2014
By Heather Schlessman - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm hooked. The characters are endearing and the contrast of birth and death is often riveting. You won't be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars William & Mary review 13 Jun 2014
By Fred - Published on Amazon.com
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Fantastic example of British comedy. Martin Clunes at his best. Not anything like his character in Doc Martin. A very different side of his acting ability. He actually smiles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Series! 26 Jun 2014
By Richard - Published on Amazon.com
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Martin Clunes is one of the best actors of our time. I have enjoyed every show he has starred in so far.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star 7 July 2014
By Scion 4B - Published on Amazon.com
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We paid for the whole series an didn't even watch the whole thing. What a piece of trash.
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