Affairs of the Heart (TV series)
|Affairs of the Heart|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||7|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original run||23 August 1983 – 26 August 1985|
- Derek Fowlds - Peter Bonamy
- Sarah Badel - Jane Bonamy
- Elizabeth Anson - Rosemary Bonamy (pilot)
- Holly Aird - Rosemary Bonamy (series)
Affairs of the Heart tells the semi-autobiographical tale of Peter Bonamy, who has a heart attack. The writer, Paul Daneman, had suffered a heart attack while performing in the West End, and by chance he had been portraying a man suffering from a heart attack. During Daneman's recovery he had to delay acting again, and so took up writing. Affairs of the Heart was the result.
After Peter Bonamy suffers a heart attack, and subsequently leaves hospital, he leads his life more carefully than before. His wife Jane and daughter Rosemary molly-coddle him, and he also attends a heart-attack survivors group. Bonamy, from the comfort of his south London home, finds himself doing little, especially as he can not even drive his Porsche.
The first episode of the series was largely a re-make of the 1983 pilot episode. Unusually for a television sitcom, there was no audience at the recordings.
- Pilot (23 August 1983)
Series One (1985)
- Episode One (22 July 1985)
- Episode Two (29 July 1985)
- Episode Three (5 August 1985)
- Episode Four (12 August 1985)
- Episode Five (19 August 1985)
- Episode Six (26 August 1985)
- Mark Lewisohn, "Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy", BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2003
- Affairs of the Heart at British TV Comedy