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is a BBC
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comedy series starring Hugh Bonneville
Hugh Richard Bonneville Williams, known professionally as Hugh Bonneville , is an English stage, film, television and radio actor.-Education:...
and Elizabeth McGovern
-Early life:McGovern was born in Evanston, Illinois, the daughter of Katharine Wolcott , a high school teacher, and William Montgomery McGovern, Jr., a university professor. Her paternal grandfather was adventurer William Montgomery McGovern and her maternal great-grandfather was U.S. diplomat...
about an otherwise successful couple in their forties who find themselves out of work. Matt (Bonneville) is a publisher who has recently lost his job and Elizabeth (McGovern) is an Oscar-nominated American
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actress who is having a hard time getting work since moving to live with Matt in London.
was originally a one-off comedy as part of BBC Four
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's Tight Spot season in February 2007, which then became the first episode of the series when it aired on BBC Two
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in February 2008.
is written by James Wood and directed by Simon Curtis.
Elizabeth McGovern is herself an Oscar nominated actress who moved to London to live with her husband, Simon Curtis.