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Life Begins (2004– )

TV Series | 50 min | Comedy, Drama

Maggie and Phil are a late-30s English couple on a standard summer holiday with their two teenage children. On their first morning on holiday, Phil announces he wants to move out. Maggie is numb and the situation doesn't get better as ...See moreMaggie and Phil are a late-30s English couple on a standard summer holiday with their two teenage children. On their first morning on holiday, Phil announces he wants to move out. Maggie is numb and the situation doesn't get better as she's not-so-subtly questioned as a wife by her friends and mother, forced to adapt to life as a breadwinner to pay the bills while Phil seeks truth and self-fulfillment. She finds that she is stronger than she thought she was and weaker too. Written by Anonymous See less
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3   |   2   |   1   See all
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Updated Mar 8, 2004

Release date (First episode)
Feb 16, 2004 (United Kingdom)

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114 cast members
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Caroline Quentin
Maggie Mee / Maggie Thornhill Mee Maggie Mee / Maggie Thornhill Mee   See fewer
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Alexander Armstrong
Phil Mee Phil Mee   See fewer
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Elliot Henderson-Boyle
James Mee James Mee   See fewer
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Ace Ryan
Becca Mee Becca Mee   See fewer
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Anne Reid
Brenda Thornhill Brenda Thornhill   See fewer
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Frank Finlay
Eric Thornhill Eric Thornhill   See fewer
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Ellie Haddington
Kathleen Kathleen   See fewer
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Abby Ford
Samantha Samantha   See fewer
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Michelle Holmes
Genevieve Genevieve   See fewer
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Beans El-Balawi
Freddie Freddie   See fewer
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David Westhead
Brian / Brian Middleton Brian / Brian Middleton   See fewer
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Suzanne Burden
Penny / Penny Middleton Penny / Penny Middleton   See fewer
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Roy Dotrice
Frank Buchanan Frank Buchanan   See fewer
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Alan Williams
George George   See fewer
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Jon Newman
Simon Simon   See fewer
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Sarah Haynes
Miranda / Teacher Miranda / Teacher   See fewer
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Client / Party Girl Client / Party Girl   See fewer
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Rhys Bond
Office worker Office worker   See fewer
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Greg Bennett
Office Worker Office Worker   See fewer
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Dawn McDaniel
Lizzie Lizzie   See fewer
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Louise Louise   See fewer
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Sam Talbot
Smudge Smudge   See fewer
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Keith Dunphy
Aidan O'Halloran Aidan O'Halloran   See fewer
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Jamie Nichols
Mark Jackson Mark Jackson   See fewer
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Arkie Reece
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Neil Burgess
Removals Man Removals Man   See fewer
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Young Mum Young Mum   See fewer
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Male Customer Male Customer   See fewer
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Brenda Longman
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Mediator Mediator   See fewer
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Dorothy Atkinson
Female Organiser Female Organiser   See fewer
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Rhoda Lewis
Angela Angela   See fewer
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Carmel Cryan
Maureen Russell Maureen Russell   See fewer
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Jason Bailey
Speed Dater Speed Dater   See fewer
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Diana Fairfax
Lizzie Lizzie   See fewer
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Terence Bayler
Jack Russell Jack Russell   See fewer
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Dominic Coleman
Paramedic #1 Paramedic #1   See fewer
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Jason A. Buck
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Marlene Sidaway
Rosemary Rosemary   See fewer
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Edward Edward   See fewer
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Student Student   See fewer
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Paramedic #2 Paramedic #2   See fewer
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Dave Haskell
Speed Dater Speed Dater   See fewer
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Mrs. Murray Mrs. Murray   See fewer
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Mrs. Lane Mrs. Lane   See fewer
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Michael Michael   See fewer
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Female Customer Female Customer   See fewer
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Financial Advisor Financial Advisor   See fewer
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Chinese Man Chinese Man   See fewer
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7.8 / 10 | 208 votes