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The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1986–1986)

TV Mini-series | 229 min | Drama

Ruth has everything. A large, warty body, a standard house in the suburbs, two whiney children, a dog, a cat and a guinea pig. She also has Bobo, her unfaithful accountant husband who resents her very existence. Bobo wants, and is wanted ...See moreRuth has everything. A large, warty body, a standard house in the suburbs, two whiney children, a dog, a cat and a guinea pig. She also has Bobo, her unfaithful accountant husband who resents her very existence. Bobo wants, and is wanted by, Mary Fisher. Mary Fisher lives in a lighthouse by the sea and writes about love. When Bobo leaves Ruth for the novelist, she decides that Mary Fisher doesn't know the first thing about love. Ruth intends to teach her. Written by Renee Ann Byrd See less
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Updated Oct 8, 1986

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Oct 8, 1986 (United Kingdom)

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37 cast members
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Patricia Hodge
Mary Fisher Mary Fisher   See fewer
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Paul Herzberg
Garcia Garcia   See fewer
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Liz Smith
Mrs. Fisher Mrs. Fisher   See fewer
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Noel Dyson
Brenda Brenda   See fewer
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Miriam Margolyes
Nurse Hopkins Nurse Hopkins   See fewer
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John Rowe
Dr. Rohn Dr. Rohn   See fewer
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Stephen Greif
Dr. Ghengis Dr. Ghengis   See fewer
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Tom Baker
Father Ferguson Father Ferguson   See fewer
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Bernard Hepton
Judge Bissop Judge Bissop   See fewer
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Malcolm Terris
Geoffrey Tupton Geoffrey Tupton   See fewer
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Pippa Guard
Lady Bissop Lady Bissop   See fewer
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Edna O'Brien
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Ina Clough
Mrs. Trumper Mrs. Trumper   See fewer
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Sue Cook
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Barbara Baber
Mrs. Sweet Mrs. Sweet   See fewer
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John Mortimer
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Pamela Manson
Mrs. Ivan Mrs. Ivan   See fewer
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Kim Thomson
Elsie Flowers Elsie Flowers   See fewer
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Terence Harvey
Dentist Dentist   See fewer
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Julie Evans
Blonde Blonde   See fewer
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Terrance Conder
Dr. Black Dr. Black   See fewer
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Teresa Garraway
Nurse Black Nurse Black   See fewer
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Ann Pennington
Bookshop Manageress Bookshop Manageress   See fewer
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Walter Shepherd
Detective Detective   See fewer
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Philip Ryan
Prison Warder Prison Warder   See fewer
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Yasmin Pettigrew
Mrs. Andrews Mrs. Andrews   See fewer
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Mark Burgess
Gardener (uncredited) Gardener (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tina Simmons
Concorde Passenger (uncredited) Concorde Passenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.9 / 10 | 514 votes