1 9 9 0 – 1 9 9 3 (UK)
18 x 25 minute episodes
Izzy (played to comic perfection by Imelda Staunton) is a schoolteacher and a very contemporary single woman, living in a state of complete domestic confusion rivalled only by the complexities of her private life.
Although far from being a femme fatale she is frequently given the eye by various lechers and has an affair with the married Michael Grady (Nicolas Le Prevost) in series one.
By series two, she is in a relationship with Charles Armstrong (David Robb), an obnoxious upper-class type, and in the third and final series, she has her sights set on scallywag Bill Bailey (Neil McCaul).
All her relationships end in disaster.
Izzy’s friends include Maria (Tessa Peake-Jones), who leads a troubled marriage with her womanising Welsh husband Gwyn (Tom Mannion) and Dick (Mike Grady), a soft-hearted pottery teacher who has a soft spot for Izzy, though his passion for her is not reciprocated.
This ITV series was based on a BBC radio series that also starred Imelda Staunton and was broadcast in 1987, 1988 and 1993.
Nicholas Le Prevost