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By Paul Mendelson

When a couple have history, how can they ever be history?

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By Paul Mendelson

When a couple have history, how can they ever be history?

Molly and Doug separate, but he's only a few streets away. Can they make a clean break?

Molly and Doug separate, but he's only a few streets away. Can they make a clean break? Stars Rebecca Lacey. From July 2003.

Molly and Doug separate, but he's only a few streets away - can they make a clean break? Stars Rebecca Lacey.

From July 2003.

Molly and Doug are separating but as hes only moving a few streets away can they make a clean break?

  • annie....Marlene Sidaway
  • ansel....Richard Firth
  • dawn....Rebecca Front
  • doug....Paul Venables
  • gwynneth williams....Jennifer Hill
  • kaz....Soumaya Keynes
  • molly....Rebecca Lacey
  • mrs lonsdale....Marlene Sidaway
  • raymond....Jonathan Tafler
  • ryan....Jessie Sullivan
  • scarlet....Rebecca Front
  • shopkeeper....Paul Venables

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    Doug and Molly try to show the world they can start afresh, but then his mum disappears.

    Doug and Molly try to show the world they can start afresh, but then his mum disappears. Stars Paul Venables. From July 2003.

    Molly and Doug are determined to prove they can have a life without each other.

    And maybe they would if it wasn't for Doug's elderly mum misbehaving.

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    Doug has a surprise for Dawn and Ray, and an even bigger one for Molly's new lodger.

    Doug has a surprise for Dawn and Ray, and an even bigger one for Molly's new lodger. Stars Rebecca Lacey. From August 2003.

    Stars Rebecca Lacey.

    From August 2003.

    Doug is furious when he discovers Molly plans to take in a lodger.

    Meanwhile their best friends are having an anniversary drinks party, but it could be awkward if both Doug and Molly are invited.

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    Doug's mum is 70, but Molly thinks he'll never manage the party and present without her.

    Doug's mum is 70, but Molly thinks he'll never manage the party and present without her. Stars Paul Venables. From August 2003.

    Doug's mum is 70, but Molly thinks he'll never manage the party and present without her. Stars Paul Venables.

    From August 2003.

    Stars Paul Venables.

    Doug's planning a surprise 70th birthday party for his mum.

    Can he get it right without Molly's help?

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    Divorcing from Molly, Doug is furious to hear about her party. But is all as it seems?

    Divorcing from Molly, Doug is furious to hear about her party. But is all as it seems? Stars Rebecca Lacey. From July 2004.

    Divorcing from Molly, Doug's furious to hear about her party - but is all as it seems?

    Divorcing from Molly, Doug's furious to hear about her party - but is all as it seems? Stars Rebecca Lacey.

    From July 2004.

    Doug and Molly have been separated for over a year but are still finding it hard to keep out of each other's lives.

    When the decree absolute arrives and Doug hears that Molly is having a drinks party he's furious.

    But is all as it seems? Meanwhile their son, Ryan, has a new e-mail friend, but is he who he appears to be?

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    Molly is worried over the impact of ex-hubby Doug's single life on Dawn and Raymond.

    Molly is worried over the impact of ex-hubby Doug's single life on Dawn and Raymond. Stars Paul Venables. From July 2004.

    Molly's worried over the impact of ex-hubby Doug's single life on Dawn and Raymond.

    Stars Paul Venables.

    From July 2004.

    Kaz is having problems at school and wants her dad to have a firm talk with her PE teacher from hell.

    Meanwhile, Molly is concerned about Dawn who is concerned about Raymond.

    Is he having an affair and all because of Doug putting thoughts into his head? Doug is sent on two separate missions to put the world to right, but things don't go quite according to plan.

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    Doug and Molly try to bury their differences to find out what's wrong with their son Ryan.

    Doug and Molly try to bury their differences to find out what's wrong with their son Ryan. Stars Rebecca Lacey. From July 2004.

    Stars Rebecca Lacey.

    From July 2004.

    Ryan seems out of sorts but neither Doug or Molly know why.

    Is there something going on at school that's troubling him? Kaz has some answers but not the full story.

    It's only when Doug's work brings him into closer proximity with Kaz's PE teacher that he gets a steer towards the problem.

    Trying to be mature and adult, Doug and Molly join forces to help their son, but will they succeed?

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    Molly doesn't care who her ex-husband Doug dates, but she still wants all the details.

    Molly doesn't care who her ex-husband Doug dates, but she still wants all the details. Stars Paul Venables. From August 2004.

    Stars Paul Venables.

    From August 2004.

    A problem aired is a problem shared but will Ryan find a way to deal with being bullied on his own? Love is in the air for Grannie Annie, but will she ever find a way of thawing the ice between her new man and her son? And Molly doesn't care who Doug goes out with now they are divorced, but she'd still like to know all the details.

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    Doug is making progress dating his daughter's PE teacher, so why isn't he over the moon?

    Doug is making progress dating his daughter's PE teacher, so why isn't he over the moon? Stars Rebecca Lacey. From August 2004.

    Doug makes progress dating his daughter's PE teacher - so why isn't he over the moon?

    Stars Rebecca Lacey.

    Doug makes progress dating his daughter's PE teacher - so why isn't he over the moon? Stars Rebecca Lacey.

    Doug is dating Kaz's PE teacher but just when the relationship gets a bit more intimate he begins to feel uncomfortable.

    Meanwhile Molly's boss is making overtures towards her and Ryan is planning to see more of Emma.

    Grannie Annie and Ernie are hunky dory so that just leaves Kaz on her own.

    If Kaz is cool with that why isn't anyone else happy?

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    Divorced Doug and Molly date in secret, but they can't ignore their split. Stars Paul Venables and Rebecca Lacey. From August 2004.

    Divorced Doug and Molly date in secret, but they can't ignore their split.

    Divorced Doug and Molly date in secret - but can't ignore their split.

    Divorced Doug and Molly date in secret - but can't ignore their split. Stars Paul Venables and Rebecca Lacey. From August 2004.

    Stars Paul Venables and Rebecca Lacey.

    From August 2004.

    Doug and Molly go on a secret date into the countryside.

    They both want to be together again but now that they've managed to tell each other getting close together isn't as simple as they thought it would be.

    They've got history and Doug has been with someone else.

    As Kaz and Ryan try to figure out where their parents have gone and with whom, Doug and Molly negotiate a path towards togetherness.

    All they need to do is find out how to start again.

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    Divorced Doug and Molly try to revive their relationship. Tonight it's the 'first date'.

    Divorced Doug and Molly try to revive their relationship. Tonight it's the 'first date'. Starring Rebecca Lacey. From July 2005.

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    Divorced Doug and Molly try to revive their relationship.

    Tonight it's the 'first date'.

    Starring Rebecca Lacey.

    From July 2005.

    Doug and Molly Brownridge are attempting to rekindle their relationship after 16 years of marriage and one year of divorce.

    But with two teenage kids also embarking on their first romances and Doug's mother continuing to date men like there's no tomorrow, Doug and Molly find their attention is somewhat distracted by other events.

  • alistair....Jonathan Tafler
  • annie....Marlene Sidaway
  • ansel....richard firth
  • bingo caller....richard firth
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  • dawn....Robin Weaver
  • doug....Paul Venables
  • kaz....Soumaya Keynes
  • maitre d....Jonathan Tafler
  • molly....Rebecca Lacey
  • mrs jackson....Marlene Sidaway
  • ratmond....Jonathan Tafler
  • raymond....Jonathan Tafler
  • registrar....Marlene Sidaway
  • ryan....Jessie Sullivan
  • ryan....jesse sullivan
  • waitress....Robin Weaver
  • young woman....Rebecca Lacey

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    Divorced Doug and Molly try changing their least appealing traits. Life isn't that simple.

    Divorced Doug and Molly try changing their least appealing traits. Life isn't that simple. Stars Robin Weaver. From August 2005.

    Divorced Doug and Molly try changing their least appealing traits.

    4 Extra Premiere. Divorced Doug and Molly try changing their least appealing traits. Life isn't that simple. Stars Robin Weaver. From August 2005.

    Life isn't that simple.

    Stars Robin Weaver.

    From August 2005.

    They both want to ring the changes in their personalities to make the relationship work, but is this the way to move forward? Meanwhile Dawn is working in Doug's photographic studio and chasing customers away with her charm.

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    Divorced Doug and Molly come to blows over his mum Annie, who seems to be going senile.

    Divorced Doug and Molly come to blows over his mum Annie, who seems to be going senile. Stars Robin Weaver. From August 2005.

    Doug and Molly's attempts to rebuild their relationship again after divorce are being hampered by Doug's mother, Annie.

    Now she seems to be losing her memory.

    Is she genuinely ill or is she attempting an Oscar winning performance?

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    Doug wonders if he can rely on his ex-wife Molly for help during his mum's convalescence. Stars Paul Venables. From August 2005.

    Doug wonders if he can rely on his ex-wife Molly for help during his mum's convalescence.

    4 Extra Premiere. Doug wonders if he can rely on his ex-wife Molly for help during his mum's convalescence. Stars Paul Venables. From August 2005.

    Stars Paul Venables.

    From August 2005.

    Is love sweeter the second time round? Doug and Molly Brownridge are trying to rebuild their relationship after divorce.

    But with Doug's mother milking her accident for all its worth and their two teenage children suffering from being dumped after their first forays into romance, there's no time for Molly and Doug to spend time with each other.

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    Doug tries to help his mum's recovery by hiring a private nurse. Molly is unimpressed.

    Doug tries to help his mum's recovery by hiring a private nurse. Molly is unimpressed. Stars Paul Venables. From August 2005.

    Doug tries to help his mum's recovery by hiring a private nurse.

    Molly is unimpressed.

    Stars Paul Venables.

    From August 2005.

    Doug and Molly Brownridge's attempts to rekindle their romance after divorce are being hampered by Doug's mother Annie.

    She wants Molly to sue the council because one of their paving stones tripped her up.

    And Doug expects Molly to help look after Annie as she convalesces.

    But Molly feels she's getting back in too deep and too quickly with the Brownridges, when the idea was to take things slower second time around.

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    Molly's surprise pregnancy causes Doug to do something neither of them ever expected.

    Molly's surprise pregnancy causes Doug to do something neither of them ever expected. Stars Rebecca Lacey. From August 2005.

    Molly's surprise pregancy causes Doug to do something neither of them ever expected.

    Stars Rebecca Lacey.

    From August 2005.

    Doug and Molly's attempts to rebuild their romance slowly after being divorced are developing their own momentum.

    Molly's discovered she's pregnant - it was the unplanned pregnancy when they dated first time round that rushed them into marriage.

    Is history repeating itself? But how do they explain it to their teenage children? Haven't they learnt anything about contraception during 16 years of marriage?