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The Labours of Erica

198916+
Widowed single mother Erica Parsons (Brenda Blethyn, Vera) has spent her life looking after other people. But as her 40th birthday approaches, she finds her childhood list of things she wanted to accomplish by that age. Confronting all the hopes and dreams she has never achieved, Erica resolves to make drastic changes in her approach to life in this sparkling British comedy.
Starring
Brenda BlethynClive MerrisonGeoffrey Davies
Genres
Comedy
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. Bottoming Out
    March 12, 1989
    26min
    16+
    Erica Parsons is a widowed single mother in a 12-year relationship with her boss, but this is all about to change. On the eve of her 40th birthday, she finds a childhood diary listing the things she wanted to do before turning that age, and she decides to set about accomplishing them.
  2. 2. In the Ruck
    March 19, 1989
    25min
    16+
    Erica's son, Jeremy, is feeling the effects of her new personality as she tries to become more involved in his education, much to his teachers’ dismay.
  3. 3. One in the Net
    March 26, 1989
    23min
    16+
    Jeremy thinks that his mother needs to get out more and spend some time in the company of a gentleman.
  4. 4. Off the Hook
    April 2, 1989
    25min
    16+
    After a challenging conversation with her boss, who happens to be her lover, Erica's starting to think his inability to commit to one woman is the last straw in their relationship.
  5. 5. Wheels on Fire
    April 9, 1989
    24min
    16+
    Jeremy is concerned about his mother's newfound zest for life and longs for her to settle down, so he can stop worrying about her.
  6. 6. Getting the Pitch
    April 16, 1989
    25min
    16+
    The situation with Erica's boss-with whom she has an on-again, off-again relationship-is really feeling like a broken record.

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Producers
Thames Television
Network
Acorn TV
Amazon Maturity Rating
16+ Young Adults. Learn more