My Family

Season 2 Episode 8

Age of Romance

Aired Thursday 8:30 PM Oct 19, 2001 on BBC
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Episode Summary

Age of Romance
Nick gets an older girlfriend called Amanda who is not only married but old enough to be his mother. Michael gets a new computer and Janey feels left out.

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    Robert Lindsay

    Robert Lindsay

    Ben Harper

    Kris Marshall

    Kris Marshall

    Nick (Series 1 - 4 [recurring in S5])

    Daniela Denby-Ashe

    Daniela Denby-Ashe

    Janey Harper (Series 1 - 2, 5) [recurring series 3-4]

    Gabriel Thomson

    Gabriel Thomson

    Michael Harper

    Zoë Wanamaker

    Zoë Wanamaker


    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Goof: Equipment Visible
        After Janey leaves the room with the box ("I thought I'd stick it in a shop doorway and live in it"), watch the picture of Susan behind Michael and Ben. When Susan walks across to sit down, you can see the camera cables reflected in the glass.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Susan: You know, I'm beginning to feel slightly nervous about this evening.
        Ben: So am I, let's cancel.
        Susan: Out of the question, we're doing this for Nick.
        Ben: What you're doing is inviting the enemy into the camp so you can assess their fire power.
        Susan: You're so cynical. I'm simply inviting my son's girlfriend over so I can see what the cradle-snatching cow is really like.

    • NOTES (0)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Poem: "To His Coy Mistress"

        Nick: Well, "had we but world enough and time", gotta go, catch ya later.

        This is the first line of the poem by Andrew Marvell, the first few lines of which read:

        Had we but world enough, and time,
        This coyness, Lady, were no crime
        We would sit down and think which way
        To walk and pass our long love's day.

      • Movie: "Alien"

        Ben puts the tooth cast under his shirt and says, "In the surgery, no one can hear you scream". This is a direct allusion to the 1979 movie by Ridley Scott; its tag-line was, "In Space No One Can Hear You Scream".