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Summary

The first six episodes of the BBC radio comedy drama about a couple who have been married for over 40 years but are still passionate about life, love and each other. 

Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam play a married couple who met in the Summer of Love and have stayed together ever since. Children of the '60s, they are still free spirits, drawn together by their love for music and one another.

We follow their conversations from the café to the kitchen table, taking in everyday chores, dealing with problems with long-held friendships and tackling their frustrations with each other. With warmth, wit and honesty, they talk about the indignities of ageing (he has a dodgy knee and is on statins, she resents her new tri-focal glasses), their desire to still be seen as attractive and their fears and vulnerabilities around growing older.

There’s jealousy and talk of affairs, confessions are made and long-held secrets are unearthed - but underlying it all is their enduring love for each other and their desire to keep the passion alive.

Written by award-winning comedy writer and journalist Jan Etherington, and based on her own 35-year marriage, this gentle comedy will ring a bell with couples of all ages.

Starring Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam.

Produced by Claire Jones.

A BBC Studios Production. 

©2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2020 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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Brilliant

loved this
such a easy listen both voices are perfect, i can identify with so much what there talking about ..
wish it was longer 👍🏼

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A match made in heaven!

What more could one ask for? The divine voices of Joanna Lumley and Roger Allam plus a stupendously witty dialogue. Truly a match made in heaven. Please audible give us series 2 to keep us sane in this crazy world that we are living in right now.

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Lovely, full of humour, brilliant

Joanna Lumley and Roger Allen are brilliant as the - still - love struck couple 40 odd years on.

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A great feel good listen

loved this, Joanna and Roger are very comforting to listen to and such a giggle too! thank you

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Engaging and utterly addictive - What voices!

Oh, if only we didn’t have to grow older! But I’m so very happy that these two are doing it together and in more ways than one.
A joy to listen to on a long drive from South Wales to Cumbria, at the end of lockdown spent together with my hubby. I started to wonder if they were married in real life, they certainly are in my imagination.