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The Life and Loves of a She-Devil 

Ruth has everything. A large, warty body, a standard house in the suburbs, two whiney children, a dog, a cat and a guinea pig. She also has Bobo, her unfaithful accountant husband who ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Dennis Waterman ...  Bobbo 4 episodes, 1986
Patricia Hodge ...  Mary Fisher 4 episodes, 1986
Julie T. Wallace ...  Ruth 4 episodes, 1986
Paul Herzberg Paul Herzberg ...  Garcia 4 episodes, 1986
Caroline Butler Caroline Butler ...  Nicola 4 episodes, 1986
Christopher Mossford Christopher Mossford ...  Andy 4 episodes, 1986
Liz Smith ...  Mrs. Fisher 3 episodes, 1986
Noel Dyson ...  Brenda 2 episodes, 1986
Miriam Margolyes ...  Nurse Hopkins 2 episodes, 1986
John Bluthal ...  Angus 2 episodes, 1986
John Rowe ...  Dr. Rohn 2 episodes, 1986
Stephen Greif ...  Dr. Ghengis 2 episodes, 1986
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Ruth has everything. A large, warty body, a standard house in the suburbs, two whiney children, a dog, a cat and a guinea pig. She also has Bobo, her unfaithful accountant husband who resents her very existence. Bobo wants, and is wanted by, Mary Fisher. Mary Fisher lives in a lighthouse by the sea and writes about love. When Bobo leaves Ruth for the novelist, she decides that Mary Fisher doesn't know the first thing about love. Ruth intends to teach her. Written by Renee Ann Byrd <byrdie@wyrdbyrd.org>

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8 October 1986 (UK) See more »

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(4 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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When Elsie flowers waves goodbye to Ruth, she is seen holding another book written by Fay Weldon, who actually wrote life and loves of a she devil! See more »

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Featured in The South Bank Show: Dawn French on Big Women (1994) See more »

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Warm Love Gone Cold
Performed by Christine Collister
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Brilliant venomous black comedy
4 June 2003 | by notmicroSee all my reviews

I would argue that this work ranks as one of the best made-for-television mini-series ever; its just a stunner, and great great fun. And definitely made for adults! The fatal flaw in the story is that it ultimately makes absolutely no sense for the strong-willed and capable lead character to be in such relentless pursuit to repossess an ex-spouse who clearly isn't worth anything, but its a wild ride while it lasts. I am so happy that I taped it :)


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