1 9 9 7 (UK)
8 x 30 minute episodes
York-based thirty-something couple Jack (Clive Mantle) and Liz (Sarah Lancashire) Deakin have been married for 13 years. They have a nice home and good jobs – she’s a successful radio journalist and he’s a novelist – but their volatile relationship has reached a crossroads.
A touch of heart trouble and a trip to the hospital has left Jack thinking about starting a family. Liz is not so keen but agrees to try. Before the end of the first episode, Liz is pregnant.
Cue seven more episodes of disagreeing over baby names, wallpapering the nursery and trying to keep the peace between the two prospective grandmothers. And lots of shots of York Minster.
The former barmaid from Coronation Street and the surgeon from Casualty were newcomers to the sitcom world and made an unlikely pairing but they were a very likeable couple once you forgot about their other lives in Holby and Weatherfield.
The comedy series was not well received by the critics and lasted only one series.