Second Thoughts, 1991

Second Thoughts started life as a BBC Radio series in the 1980’s before it made it to TV.  The TV series ran for forty nine episodes over five series between  1991 and 1994.

The scripts were based on the real-life relationship of the writers, husband and wife Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie.  The TV series used the original radio scripts except for series five.

It was during the recording of an episode of Series 4,  that Lynda Bellingham was surprised by the “This Is Your Life” host Michael Aspel on set. as she was to be the star of an episode of “This Is Your Life”.

The TV series is among those that get regular repeats on ITV 3.


Second Thoughts followed the lives of two middle-aged divorcees, Bill MacGregor and Faith Greyshott, from very different backgrounds trying to develop a relationship, despite the pressures pulling it apart (namely Faith’s two teenage children and Bill’s devious ex-wife Liza, who works alongside him).







Lynda Bellingham
James Bolam
Belinda Lang
Julia Sawalha
Mark Denham


Channel: ITV
Written By: Jan Etherington and Gavin Petrie
Produced By: London Weekend Television for ITV
Original Transmission Dates: 3rd May 1991 – 14th October 1994


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