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OMNI20130720 (BBC7)
20130721 (BBC7)

Friends who haven't seen each other for years are reunited once a month over lunch.

Made for 4 Extra. Friends who haven't seen each other for years are reunited once a month over lunch. Stars Claire Skinner and Stephen Mangan.

01Humiliation20140922

While Bella has been walking across the Sahara, Bill has been humiliating himself.

by Marcy Kahan

Bill and Bella meet every month for lunch and swap news.

It's March 2014 and whilst Bella has been walking across the Sahara Bill has been busy humiliating himself.

Directed by Sally Avens.

01Reunion20130715

Great friends when they shared a flat, Bill and Bella now they disagree about everything.

by Marcy Kahan

A platonic romantic comedy: Bill and Bella haven't seen each other for years.

They were great friends when they shared a flat, now they disagree about everything; it's the beginning of a beautiful relationship

Directed by Sally Avens

Bill works as an economist in a right wing institute giving succour to bankers and businessmen.

Bella teaches yoga, waters the plants in Canary Wharf and holds a Proust seminar for retirees.

But years ago they shared a flat before Bill got married and moved to the States.

Now he's back and he's feeling a little off kilter; his son's stopped talking to him, his wife's not interested, so he decides to hook up again with Bella. So once a month they meet for lunch, where they talk about everything; the one thing they don't talk about is how much they love each other.

Marcy Kahan's delightful comedy moves seamlessly from politics via Proust to the perils of online dating as over five episodes we share lunch with Bill and Bella and watch how their lives change course.

Stephen Mangan is one of our most celebrated comedy actors his past hits include: Adrian Mole, Green Wing and Episodes.

This is the fifth time he has worked on a play of Marcy's.

Claire Skinner is best known as the harassed mother in 'Outnumbered' but her numerous credits include Lark Rise to Candleford and The Glass Menagerie for Sam Mendes.

Marcy Kahan is an established playwright: Her hits for radio include Incredibly Guilty, The Noel Coward Quintet, Twenty Cigarettes and Everybody Comes to Schiklegrubers for which she won a Sony Award.

Her screenplay Antonia and Jane starred Imelda Staunton, Saskia Reeves and Bill Nighy and won the Gold Plaque Award for Best Original Screenplay at the Chicago Film Festival.

02Takin' A Chance On Love20130716

Bella has begun dating, while Bill is worried his wife is a racist.

by Marcy Kahan

A platonic romantic comedy:

Bella has begun dating, whilst Bill is worried his wife is a racist.

Directed by Sally Avens

Bill works as an economist in a right wing institute giving succour to bankers and businessmen.

Bella teaches yoga, waters the plants in Canary Wharf and holds a Proust seminar for retirees.

But years ago they shared a flat before Bill got married and moved to the States.

Now he's back and he's feeling a little off kilter; his son's stopped talking to him, his wife's not interested, so he decides to hook up again with Bella. Once a month they meet for lunch, where they talk about everything; the one thing they don't talk about is how much they love each other.

Marcy Kahan's delightful comedy moves seamlessly from politics via Proust to the perils of online dating as over five episodes we share lunch with Bill and Bella and watch how their lives change course.

Stephen Mangan is one of our most celebrated comedy actors his past hits include: Adrian Mole, Green Wing and Episodes.

This is the fifth time he has worked on a play of Marcy's.

Claire Skinner is best known as the harassed mother in 'Outnumbered' but her numerous credits include Lark Rise to Candleford and The Glass Menagerie for Sam Mendes.

Marcy Kahan is an established playwright: Her hits for radio include Incredibly Guilty, The Noel Coward Quintet, Twenty Cigarettes and Everybody Comes to Schiklegrubers for which she won a Sony Award.

Her screenplay Antonia and Jane starred Imelda Staunton, Saskia Reeves and Bill Nighy and won the Gold Plaque Award for Best Original Screenplay at the Chicago Film Festival.

02The Wonderful Guy20140923

Bella has a new man, but he happens to be half her age.

02The Wonderful Guy20140923

by Marcy Kahan

Bill and Bella meet up once a month and swap news.

Bella has a new man but he happens to be half her age.

Directed by Sally Avens.

03Carpe Diem20130717

by Marcy Kahan

A platonic romantic comedy:

A health scare changes Bill's outlook on life, whilst Bella is having trouble deciding how to choose between the men she is dating.

Directed by Sally Avens

Bill works as an economist in a right wing institute giving succour to bankers and businessmen.

Bella teaches yoga, waters the plants in Canary Wharf and holds a Proust seminar for retirees.

But years ago they shared a flat before Bill got married and moved to the States.

Now he's back and he's feeling a little off kilter; his son's stopped talking to him, his wife's not interested, so he decides to hook up again with Bella. Once a month they meet for lunch, where they talk about everything; the one thing they don't talk about is how much they love each other.

Marcy Kahan's delightful comedy moves seamlessly from politics via Proust to the perils of online dating as over five episodes we share lunch with Bill and Bella and watch how their lives change course.

Stephen Mangan is one of our most celebrated comedy actors his past hits include: Adrian Mole, Green Wing and Episodes.

This is the fifth time he has worked on a play of Marcy's.

Claire Skinner is best known as the harassed mother in 'Outnumbered' but her numerous credits include Lark Rise to Candleford and The Glass Menagerie for Sam Mendes.

Marcy Kahan is an established playwright: Her hits for radio include Incredibly Guilty, The Noel Coward Quintet, Twenty Cigarettes and Everybody Comes to Schiklegrubers for which she won a Sony Award.

Her screenplay Antonia and Jane starred Imelda Staunton, Saskia Reeves and Bill Nighy and won the Gold Plaque Award for Best Original Screenplay at the Chicago Film Festival.

A health scare changes Bill's outlook on life.

03The Spotlight20140924

Bill is in a state, as he has been invited on Newsnight to debate the economy.

03The Spotlight20140924

by Marcy Kahan

Bill is in a state he has been invited on Newsnight to debate the economy.

Bella decides to give him a mock interview.

Director - Sally Avens.

04Like Moths Unto A Flame20130718

Bella is making the most of her new-found libido, while Bill thinks he is being sabotaged.

by Marcy Kahan

A platonic romantic comedy: Bella is making the most of her new found libido whilst Bill is convinced he's being sabotaged at work.

Directed by Sally Avens

Bill works as an economist in a right wing institute giving succour to bankers and businessmen.

Bella teaches yoga, waters the plants in Canary Wharf and holds a Proust seminar for retirees.

But years ago they shared a flat before Bill got married and moved to the States.

Now he's back and he's feeling a little off kilter; his son's stopped talking to him, his wife's not interested, so he decides to hook up again with Bella. Once a month they meet for lunch, where they talk about everything; the one thing they don't talk about is how much they love each other.

Marcy Kahan's delightful comedy moves seamlessly from politics via Proust to the perils of online dating as over five episodes we share lunch with Bill and Bella and watch how their lives change course.

Stephen Mangan is one of our most celebrated comedy actors his past hits include: Adrian Mole, Green Wing and Episodes.

This is the fifth time he has worked on a play of Marcy's.

Claire Skinner is best known as the harassed mother in 'Outnumbered' but her numerous credits include Lark Rise to Candleford and The Glass Menagerie for Sam Mendes.

Marcy Kahan is an established playwright: Her hits for radio include Incredibly Guilty, The Noel Coward Quintet, Twenty Cigarettes and Everybody Comes to Schiklegrubers for which she won a Sony Award.

Her screenplay Antonia and Jane starred Imelda Staunton, Saskia Reeves and Bill Nighy and won the Gold Plaque Award for Best Original Screenplay at the Chicago Film Festival.

04Other People20140925

While Bella contemplates potential motherhood, Bill is having parental problems of his own

04Other People20140925

by Marcy Kahan

Whilst Bella contemplates potential motherhood Bill is having parental problems of his own.

Directed by Sally Avens.

05 LASTSend In The Clowns20130719

Both Bill and Bella have dramatic news for one another. Could this be their last lunch?

by Marcy Kahan

A platonic romantic comedy: Both Bill and Bella have dramatic news for one another. Could this be their last lunch or their first dinner together?

Directed by Sally Avens

Bill works as an economist in a right wing institute giving succour to bankers and businessmen.

Bella teaches yoga, waters the plants in Canary Wharf and holds a Proust seminar for retirees.

But years ago they shared a flat before Bill got married and moved to the States.

Now he's back and he's feeling a little off kilter; his son's stopped talking to him, his wife's not interested, so he decides to hook up again with Bella. Once a month they meet for lunch, where they talk about everything; the one thing they don't talk about is how much they love each other.

Marcy Kahan's delightful comedy moves seamlessly from politics via Proust to the perils of online dating as over five episodes we share lunch with Bill and Bella and watch how their lives change course.

Stephen Mangan is one of our most celebrated comedy actors his past hits include: Adrian Mole, Green Wing and Episodes.

This is the fifth time he has worked on a play of Marcy's.

Claire Skinner is best known as the harassed mother in 'Outnumbered' but her numerous credits include Lark Rise to Candleford and The Glass Menagerie for Sam Mendes.

Marcy Kahan is an established playwright: Her hits for radio include Incredibly Guilty, The Noel Coward Quintet, Twenty Cigarettes and Everybody Comes to Schiklegrubers for which she won a Sony Award.

Her screenplay Antonia and Jane starred Imelda Staunton, Saskia Reeves and Bill Nighy and won the Gold Plaque Award for Best Original Screenplay at the Chicago Film Festival.

05 LASTThe Whole Enchilada20140926

Bella has made some life-changing decisions, but Bill has an announcement of his own.

by Marcy Kahan

Directed by Sally Avens.