Butterflies (1978–1983)

TV Series   |    |  Comedy, Romance


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Ria, a happily married suburban housewife, reaches the age where she feels as if life is passing her by. Being taken for granted by her butterfly collecting dentist husband doesn't help. So... See full summary »


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  • Wendy Craig in Butterflies (1978)
  • Wendy Craig in Butterflies (1978)
  • Geoffrey Palmer in Butterflies (1978)
  • Wendy Craig and Bruce Montague in Butterflies (1978)
  • Andrew Hall in Butterflies (1978)

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23 July 2000 | mcwill-2
A glistening gem among the sitcoms.
Far superior to the majority of sitcoms, "Butterflies" is a gentle, subtle, elegant delight. It tells the story of Ria (Wendy Craig) - a middle aged housewife with a family who becomes friends with a loveable, self-indulgent businessman but cannot take the relationship any further due to her loyalty to her husband. Much of the programme deals with her dreamy, wistful nature which results in a few overcooked meals. The acting by the three leads is superb. Geoffrey Palmers conservative manner and appearance maker him perfect as Ria's conventional dentist husband and Wendy Craig's charm and grace make 'Ria' especially sympathetic. Sometimes philosophical, sometimes poetic, "Butterflies" should be adored by a discerning audience.

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