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Mutual Friends - Series 1 (2008) [HDTV]
Martin has two best friends, Patrick and Carl, who couldn't be more different. One is an irresponsible, unreliable, feckless womaniser, and the other is dead. Guess which one slept with his wife?
Martin Grantham is happily married to Jen. They have a son Dan, a nice house, the works. One day his best friend Carl throws himself under a train, setting off a disastrous sequence of events that will change Martin's life forever...
Into this mess steps Patrick, a friend from way back. Patrick is everything Martin is not - glib, self-confident, popular and pathologically immature. He's the last person Martin needs in his life right now. Or is he?
The series explores issues such as death, adultery, marriage, divorce, parenthood and even breaking and entering but, with friends like these, who needs enemies?
Marc Warren (Hustle, Dracula, Burn Up, Band of Brothers, The Vice, Life on Mars).......... Martin
Alexander Armstrong (Life Begins, Armstrong & Miller, Skellig).......... Patrick
Keeley Hawes (Ashes to Ashes, Tipping the Velvet, Spooks).......... Jen
Sarah Alexander (Smack the Pony, Coupling, The Worst Week of My Life, Green Wing).......... Liz
Naomi Bentley (Grownups, Primeval).......... Anita
Mutual Friends also features Alistair Petrie, Rhashan Stone, Naomi Bentley, Claire Rushbrook, Lee Ross, Emily Joyce, Joshua Sarphie.
The comedy drama is written by Richard Pinto and Anil Gupta (The Kumars At No 42, Goodness, Gracious Me), produced by Rob Bullock (Wild At Heart, Monarch Of The Glen) and directed by Catherine Morshead (Shameless, Cutting It).
Rather all star cast and crew actually :)
Following the suicide of his best friend Carl, solicitor Martin's world falls apart when his wife Jen tells him at the funeral that she slept with his late friend - twice. As the once-happy couple struggle to hold their marriage together, Martin's pathologically immature but endlessly charming friend Patrick re-enters their lives and decides to help Martin through his troubles in his own inimitably hedonistic way.
Meanwhile, Jen receives support and advice from her best friend Liz, who also happens to be Patrick's ex-fiancee. To make matters even more complicated, Liz has now hooked up romantically with Patrick's business partner Harry who, in turn, is trying to force Patrick out of Qcumba, his mail order catalogue business.
Patrick tries to help Martin cope with his marital problems by subjecting him to an energetic reintroduction to the life of a single man, with vigorous mountain bike-riding, rounds of golf and marathon computer games sessions - fuelled by a diet of pizza and beer.
Meanwhile, Jen must decide whether to leave her husband and accept a new job in Norwich, taking their young son with her. Martin has work issues of his own, not helped when he walks in on his boss and Patrick in bed together.
Martin leaves hospital and is reconciled with Jen, but with frustrating results. Things go from bad to worse when Jen invites Leigh and her three young sons to stay after their house is repossessed. Patrick, meanwhile, vows to launch a new global clothing company and starts viewing unsuitably grandiose potential offices.
To let Jen, Leigh, Liz and Anita have a boozy girls' night in, Patrick and Martin take Dan and Leigh's troublesome eldest son to a snooker club, with unfortunate consequences.
Jen and Martin start trying for a baby, but Martin struggles to deliver the goods. To make matters worse, his now-pregnant boss Sarah threatens to fire him unless he brings in more business.
News of Sarah's pregnancy comes as a shock to Patrick, with whom she's been having an affair - but he's even more surprised when the identity of the baby's father is revealed.
Jen persuades a jobless Martin to meet her employer, Darren, but he considers the jobs on offer to be 'beneath him' and reluctantly volunteers to teach reading at Dan's school.
Having been dropped by Sarah for failing to pay any fees, Patrick talks Martin into taking on his case against Harry over the ownership of Qcumba. Martin tries to keep this a secret from Jen.
Sarah acts on behalf of Harry, who offers Patrick a large pay-off if he agrees to stay away from Liz. In the midst of her wedding preparations, Liz begins to have doubts about her real feelings for Harry.
Meanwhile, Dev's mad passion for Leigh comes to an embarrassing head at a boating regatta.
The wedding looms and there is an atmosphere of impending mayhem as everyone converges on the country house hotel for the reception.
Humiliatingly, Martin is now a dogsbody at Harry's beck and call, and even has to take on the job of stand-in when the first choice for best man misses his flight.
Patrick, denying he is upset by Liz getting married, turns up at the hotel and runs up a huge bill against Harry's account, while Anita finds out about Dev's misplaced crush and confronts a startled Leigh.
Later, Harry orders Martin to keep Liz's divorced parents apart. Martin is pleasantly surprised when his schoolboy crush, the gorgeous Ally, is one of the wedding guests. She is now divorced and delighted to see Martin again. Jen and Ally, however, do not hit it off.
Liz's dad goes missing and Martin recruits Patrick to help find him and get him to the church. Patrick vows to tell Liz his feelings. He and Martin have to take a lift on a tractor in their dash to get to the wedding on time.
All episodes are encoded by various scene groups to the following specs:
Complete name : mutual.friends.s01e01.720p.hdtv.x264-bia.mkv
Format : Matroska
File size : 1.46 GiB
Duration : 58mn 56s
Overall bit rate : 3 540 Kbps
Encoded date : UTC 2008-08-26 23:32:22
Writing application : mkvmerge v2.1.0 ('Another Place To Fall') built on Aug 19 2007 13:40:07
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ID : 2
Format : AC-3
Format/Info : Audio Coding 3
Codec ID : A_AC3
Duration : 58mn 56s
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 384 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Language : English
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