This Life: Men Behaving Sadly (1997)

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In this episode of This Life, romantic meals abound. Egg (Andrew Lincoln) and Milly (Amita Dhiri) quarrel about their domestic routine, but she cooks him a dinner to make it up to him. Miles (Jack Davenport) squires Rachel (Natasha Little) to both lunch and dinner, making more aggressive sexual moves at each turn; she lets him down gently, telling him she doesn't want to get involved while Anna's still in the picture. Anna (Daniela Nardini) enjoys a flirtatious supper with lesbian lawyer Sarah Newly (Clare Clifford), though it's more for professional than personal reasons. And Kira (Luisa Bradshaw-White) turns Jo (Steve John Shepherd) down for a lunch date but shows him just enough affection to keep his interest. Meanwhile, Ferdy (Ramon Tikaram) turns up at the workplace of his ex-fiancée, Mia (Danielle Tarento), hoping for personal interaction but settling for the chance to collect his belongings. When he heads to her place to get his stuff, he learns that she has a new boyfriend, one who knows about Ferdy's bisexuality. He flips out and smashes up the smug prat's new car. A sexual harassment case at work leads to discussion of PMS, and it's up to Anna to educate Jo and Miles about the reality of women's menstrual mood changes. Egg finally gets to meet Nicki's son, George (Greg Prentice), whom he learns is the son of her college tutor, a married man who wanted nothing to do with the boy. And Rachel misses out on the chance to attend a Women in Law lunch when Milly pulls rank on her and sticks her with some extra work. Series two, Episode nine of the cult-favorite British soap This Life: Men Behaving Sadly first aired on BBC 2 on May 15, 1997.