Wonderful You

A sexy, modern drama series about a group of North London friends coping with life at 30, in a very original and compelling will-they-won’t-they love story. Wonderful You was the first drama to be screened by ITV when they moved The News at Ten. Marshall is 30, good-looking, successful, drives a Porsche and lives with Clare, his equally attractive girlfriend. Even worse, he’s a pretty good bloke. So how is Henry, the Crouch End undiscovered songwriter with soul – plus a part-time job and a push-bike – going to steal Clare away? And can Henry’s best friend Heather overcome the feeling that she’s one step away from spinsterhood? Or Marco and Gina choose between their own happiness and that of their small son?


Greg Wise, Lucy Akhurst, Richard Lumsden, Dorian Healy, Ben Miles, Miranda Pleasence, Anna Wilson Jones, Phyllida Law

Produced by

Beryl Vertue, Elaine Cameron

Written by

Richard Lumsden and Chris Niel

Directed by

Matt Lipsey



First transmitted

9th March 1999 at 10pm


7 x 60'

Press comments

“There’s no other programme at the moment that can make me cry with laughter like this one and I rather wish it could go on forever.” The Express

Wonderful You arrives laden with all the advantages a TV fairy godmother could possibly bestow: new talent…; big stars – Greg Wise and Lucy Akhurst – who form a couple of such dazzling sexiness that protective goggles are required; producers with a track record in comedy drama… I was gawping even before the stylish monochrome credit sequence was over… It is engaging, sweet-natured, and good on the peculiar emotional quirks of men. Also it is pacy, catchily filmed and directed, and addictive.” The Mail on Sunday

“[Wonderful You] had us thirtysomethings, not to mention a significant sector of the rest of the viewing public, gripped… Perfect.” The Times

Wonderful You was wonderfully watchable from start to finish.” The Mirror


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