Amanda Redman is Sylvia Grant and James Hazeldine is Bernie Walters. They use to be an item. Twenty years go by and they meet again and start over. Subtle comedy with a situation a lot of people wonder about how they would fare if it happened to them.
Opening episode: October 24,1988 – Bernie’s two kids are off to camp and he’s on his own for a while. Sylvia owns a literary agency. She never married and her latest boyfriend James is a dud. She catches a cab to meet a client. Bernie’s driving. After dropping her off he yells her name but she pretends not to recognize him.
Back at the office she tells her friend about meeting Bernie again and complains about her current boyfriend. He’s afraid to make any moves and Sylvia’s friend suggests trying to seduce him. That night she does her best but he’s afraid and just wants to stay friends.
The next day she’s off to meet a client. Bernie is waiting outside and “accidentally” bumps into her. She agrees to meet that night for a drink. Now they review the past years. He’s a widower who gave up dreams of a rock group and now drives his own cab. He says it’s a nice living and he doesn’t have any complaints.
She says she has to meet a client at his house but she really has him drop her at her home. She also doesn’t tell him she owns the agency. He comes on to her a bit but she’s not ready for that. The next day he calls her at the office. Time to start over again.