Second Thoughts (1991–1994)

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British sitcom adapted from a radio series. Two middle-aged divorcées from very different backgrounds, Bill and Faith, try to start a relationship despite all of the problems caused by her teenage children and his ex-wife.

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  • Lynda Bellingham and Mark Denham in Second Thoughts (1991)
  • Lynda Bellingham and Belinda Lang in Second Thoughts (1991)
  • Lynda Bellingham and Belinda Lang in Second Thoughts (1991)
  • Lynda Bellingham in Second Thoughts (1991)
  • Lynda Bellingham and Belinda Lang in Second Thoughts (1991)
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3 October 2017 | diveinthedark-89834
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| Second Thoughts; Second Rate; Secondary Roles for Famous Actors
Although I vaguely remember this from the 90s,I saw this show properly for the first time the other day (bought Series 1 DVD). Essentially it depicts the lives of 2 divorcees trying to start a new romance together, despite constant distractions from his ex-wife + her teenage children.

Although the humour is feeble, obsolete even,the show is nonetheless quite substantial simply for 2 reasons:-

1) The actors - 2point4 Children's Belinda Lang plays the ex-wife, and the (back then) really cute Julia Sawalha,of Absolutely Fabulous and Press Gang fame,plays the teenage daughter.

2) The archetypal early 90s British setting; the show is a nostalgic trip into the modest mums, baggy/black-clad teens and horrendous suburban wallpapers of the day!

Second rate by all means; while the BBC had all the essential comedy classics, perhaps ITV intended to spare a weekly slot for such mediocrity. That said, I will give it 6/10 simply for the established actors and the kitsch-yet-classy early 90s cultural setting.

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