Unfinished Business (1998)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sitcom [TV]  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |  
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Created by Maurice Gan, the British comedy series Unfinished Business blended laughter with vitriol, doggedly avoiding sentiment throughout its two-season run. Harriet Walter starred as Amy, whose husband, Spike (Henry Goodman), ran off to Europe in the company of his French secretary, Delphine (Catherine Chevalier). In the ten years that it took Amy to get over Spike's betrayal, her son, Toby (William Mannering), had become a spiteful mysoginist, while her daughter, Rachel (Elizabeth Dermot-Walsh), proved herself a real chip off the old block by running off with Amy's new lover, Tam (Art Malik). Then, suddenly, Spike came back into Amy's life, literally running into her at a car wash. Despite the warnings of her worldly best friend, Tanya, and the admonitions of her therapist, Ruth, Amy began entertaining thoughts of rekindling her romance with her wayward ex-husband. Originally seen in Britain courtesy of the BBC, the 12-episode Unfinished Business began on January 24, 1998, and ended on February 14, 1999.