There was a UK tv series in the early to mid 90's that I was convinced was written by the same person as "Clocking Off" (Paul Abbott) but none of the sites I have visited about him make any mention of it. It was set up north (I think!) and the only part of the plot I can recall is that one of the women's husbands left her for a younger (very demanding) woman. She then "got a life", lost weight etc and he began to think he'd made a mistake. There were loads of other characters involved. I'm pretty sure it was on BBC, and that it too had a 2-word title. No-one else remembers it and although I can "see" the 3 characters mentioned above, I haven't got a clue what their real names are. It was also similar to "Playing the Field" - drama with comic parts... Sorry for not having more clues - please help!
That's it!! Thank you so much. Have done a search on the web and found loads of other people who also enjoyed it, but sadly it doesn't appear as if it is available on Video or DVD. Any pleas made to the BBC have not yet borne fruit... In case anyone else is intrested it ran for 3 series, was written by Debbie Horsefield (who also did Cutting It) and starred Margi Clarke, Tracey Bennett, Keith Allen ... Thanks again.
Then you might be interested in the reply I got from the BBC ...
"While there are no current plans to repeat this series please be assured that I have registered your interest with our programme schedulers, and although nothing is scheduled at the moment, it is always possible that a repeat might be arranged for a later date.
I am currently unaware of any plans to release 'Making Out'. However, if you would like to make a suggestion for its release, I would suggest you put it in writing to the below address who are responsible for the commercial release of all BBC DVD's. Please write to: Programming & Acquisitions Dept 2 entertain 33 Foley Street London W1W 7TL
Please note that there must be adequate public interest before a release can be arranged."
Do you reckon we could organise a mass campaign to write to them??!! I'm going to anyway, and will post this on the IMDB TV website where others were also praising it and complaining it was never repeated.