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The Girl from Ipanema 

When housekeeper Maria arrives at the house of MP Howling and his wife Lydia, she doesn't quite find things the way she expected.

Director:

Bob Spiers

Writers:

Terry Kyan, Paul Smith (creator) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Dawn French ... Maria
Martin Jarvis ... Maurice Howling
Jane Asher ... Lydia Howling
James Cossins ... Sir Hugh Lotterby
Marsha Fitzalan ... Lydia's Friend
Christopher Good ... Leonard
Jacey Salles ... Silvia (as Jacey Sallés)
Andrew Dicks Andrew Dicks ... Child
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Storyline

Maria, a Brazilian au pair, arrives in England to work for parliamentary candidate and multinational businessman Maurice Howling and his wife, Lydia, only to find the job is not as she expected. She can put up with the cooking, cleaning and even Maurice's sexual advances, but how much cholera, rain-forest destruction and pollution can a young girl take? Written by E. M. Murray

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1991 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

TalkBack Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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This script by Paul Smith was awarded Television Comedy Script of the Year by Radio Times Comedy & Drama Awards. See more »

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