William and Mary

Season 1 Episode 1

Episode 1

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Mar 23, 2003 on ITV
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William, an undertaker, falls for Mary, a midwife. He's reluctant to tell her that he's an undertaker. They have a meal together that turns into a mess and Mary has to leave to attend a birth to a woman who has cancer. The death of the lady helps Mary learn the truth about William's occupation and brings her and William closer together.moreless

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  • Wonderful pilot in which we meet several wonderful people.

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    As an undertaker William Shawcross is perhaps more used to dealing with death than most but when his own wife is struck and killed by a car he's left to deal with raising his two teenaged daughters.



    Three years have apssed since his wife's death and William goes to the "Two of a Kind" dating agency to meet someone. After pouring through their books for a bit he comes upon the file for Mary Gilchrest and decides he need look no further.



    Mary is a mid-wife who is now raising her two sons on her own.



    The two meets and their first date goes badly but they both feel that there is potential and end up meeting again. William IS reluctant to tell Mary what he does for a living but by the end of the first episode she has discovered what that is.



    Overall the meeting of these two lonely people who deal with birth and death so regularly while rasing families of their own has promise and the actors playing both roles bring real humanity to their characters.



    Another example of a wonderful British series. I'm often chagrined to see what wonderful stories the Brits can conceive surrounding regular folks when I compare them to the maudlin soap opera-ish stories that are told in American TV dramas.moreless
Cheryl Hall

Cheryl Hall

Alison

Guest Star

Barry Dowden

Barry Dowden

Party Guest

Guest Star

Marian McLoughlin

Marian McLoughlin

Trish

Guest Star

Cheryl Campbell

Cheryl Campbell

Molly Gilcrest

Recurring Role

Michael Begley

Michael Begley

Rick

Recurring Role

Claire Hackett

Claire Hackett

Doris

Recurring Role

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