This Life I & II
País: Reino Unido
Creador: Amy Jenkins
Nº Temporadas : 2
- Temporada 1 (1996) : 11 capítulos
Temporada 2 (1997): 21 capítulos
- Miles Stewart (Jack Davenport)
Djamila "Milly" Nassim (Amita Dhiri)
Egg (Edgar Cooke) (Andrew Lincoln)
Anna Forbes (Daniela Nardini)
Warren Jones (Jason Hughes)
Ferdy (Ferdinand Garcia) (Ramon Tikaram)
Michael O'Donnell (David Mallinson)
Kira (Luisa Bradshaw-White)
Jo (Steve John Shepherd)
Rachel (Natasha Little)
Graham (Cyril Nri)
This Life was a cult TV series that only ran for 2 years in 1996 and 1997 and followed the lives of 5 law graduates trying to make their way as graduate trainees. The show was successful, but had run its course by the end of the second series.
Egg and Milly started dating at University, and their relationship has carried through to their professional lives after Uni, Miles and Anna work in the same office and often compete for the same cases. They are also highly attracted to each other, prompting a will they won't they tension throughout. The fifth of the group is Warren, a gay man quite happy with his sexuality and always willing to lend advice to the others.
The show dealt not so much with the legal nature of the characters' professional lives, but more the social side of it. It was very much a character drama rather than following a trend of work ore anything like that. In the short two years, the characters were very well developed by the creators and actors, with a collective of other characters entering and leaving their lives, causing upset and disruption to keep the plots flowing
This Life+10 (2007)
In 2006, the BBC reconvened the original cast for a special one-off 80-minute special, looking at what had happened to the lead characters in the intervening ten years. The resulting new episode, entitled + 10 onscreen with the original title sequence used intact making the title of the programme simply This Life as before and the title of the episode "+ 10", was screened on 2 January 2007, and was a co-production between BBC Wales and the original producers World Productions. This Life + 10 was written by Jenkins, directed by Ahearne and produced by Garnett. It gained 3.5 million viewers, with a 14% audience share.
The 2007 reunion episode begins with Ferdy's funeral, at which Miles, Egg, Milly, Anna and Warren are in attendance. Following the funeral, the group are filmed by a documentary-maker who want to report on the inspirations for Egg's first book (a fictionalised account of life in Benjamin Street), in expectation of his soon-to-be-released second novel. She suggests that the group should stage a reunion which she will film.