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Fortysomething is a 2003 British comedy-drama series, starring and directed by Hugh Laurie as Paul Slippery, a doctor facing a mid-life crisis. His wife Estelle is starting a new career as a headhunter. His three sons, Rory, a student at the fictitious University of Reigate, Daniel and Edwin, are sex-obsessed. Meanwhile, Paul appears to hear the inner thoughts of others.

Other important characters include Paul's colleague and nemesis, Dr. Ronnie Pilfrey, and Estelle's new employer, Gwendolen Hartley.

The series was written by Nigel Williams based on his 1999 novel of the same name. The six episodes of the series were broadcast on ITV. Although a ratings failure on first transmission, leading to it being moved to an off-peak timeslot midway through the run, the appearance of several actors who went on to greater fame has subsequently led the series to sell well on DVD.

Series Cast

  1. Hugh Laurie

    Hugh Laurie

    Paul Slippery

    6 Episodes

  2. Benedict Cumberbatch

    Benedict Cumberbatch

    Rory Slippery

    6 Episodes

  3. Anna Chancellor

    Anna Chancellor

    6 Episodes

  4. Lolita Chakrabarti

    Lolita Chakrabarti

    6 Episodes

  5. Sheila Hancock

    Sheila Hancock

    6 Episodes

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Fortysomething

Season 1

2003 | 6 Episodes

Season 1 of Fortysomething premiered on June 29, 2003.

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 60m

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