- 1983 (BBC)
||28 (4 series)
||Wendy Craig, Geoffrey Palmer, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Bruce Montague
||John B. Hobbs, Sydney Lotterby
||British Broadcasting Corporation
|| Ria Parkinson is married to Ben, a butterfly-collecting dentist
who takes her for granted. The pair have two grown-up sons,
Adam and Russell. Feeling dissatisfied with her life Ria meets
Leonard and spends the next few years wondering whether or not
to have an affair with him.
||The plot idea behind his sitcom is quite sad and hard-hitting
yet somehow it is made into comedy. The action and humour is
slow and very subtle, something as a viewer you will either
love or loathe.
||"Butterflies" was remade in the USA as "Maggie