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Love and Marriage is a comedy drama about the big love which binds the sprawling and chaotic Paradise family.
The series starts with Pauline Paradise: on the day she retires from work as a lollipop lady, she also decides to walk out on her marriage to Ken. As the weeks go by the series explores the aftermath of Pauline’s decision, along with the knock-on effects it has on her three adult children – it shakes their worlds and makes them look differently at their own idiosyncratic relationships… with explosively funny and emotional consequences
It’s the day of Pauline’s retirement and she’s disappointed to learn that hardly anyone’s noticed or really cares – least of all her husband Silent Ken. The only person who does notice is Peter Bachman, who gives her a present. Pauline feels progressively more and more put upon and taken for granted by her family, and the pressure builds when her dad, Frank, has an accident. She seeks comfort from Ken who cruelly dismisses her, which is the last straw for Pauline - should she sit back and accept her life as it has been for years, or take a chance on a brand new one?
Kevin’s secretly battling to make ends meet and sinking to desperate measures in order to do so. What will he do if Sarah finds out how bad it’s got?
Pauline Paradise - ALISON STEADMAN
Ken Paradise - DUNCAN PRESTON
Frank Holdaway - DAVID RYALL
Sarah Paradise - ASHLEY JENSEN
Kevin Paradise - STEWART WRIGHT
Martin Paradise - GRAEME HAWLEY
Michelle Paradise - ZOE TELFORD
Heather McCallister - NIKY WARDLEY
Charlie McCallister - JAMES McARDLE
Headmaster - GARY PILLAI
Peter Bachman - BRUCE ALEXANDER
Rowan Holdaway - CELIA IMRIE
Scarlett Quilter - JESSICA SULA
Tommy Sutherland - LARRY LAMB
Gary Thorpe - DON GILÉT
Nathan Paradise - GEORGE BODEN
Abby Paradise - ERYN McNALLY
Quizmaster - NEAL BARRY
Ashley Roehampton - JOHN HEFFERNAN
Alex Blakefield / Club Secretary - JONTY STEPHENS
THE PARADISE CHILDREN