A Fine Romance is a respectable British sitcom from Independent Television about the middle-class in their middle-age. Much admired, the sitcom is all about the simple relationship between Mike and Laura, two unlikely individuals who come together and form an unmarried union. Nearing 40, Laura (played by Judi Dench) appears perplexed most of the time. Mike, meanwhile, sports a perpetual grin. The two come together at the insistence of Laura's younger sister Helen. Mike's sweet, inept and endearing personality sparks something in the bossy, stubborn Laura. They never quite hit it off but there's something there that keeps them together.