Finding Your Feet

Synopsis: On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
111 min


[man] Straight through

to the conservatory.

[woman] One always expected Mike to get

the nod after a lifetimes loyal service.

That's not to take away

from CBEs and OBEs.

Of course, any Order of the British Empire

is a huge achievement.


Uh, yes, that's for the kitchen.

Didn't Luke's school dinner lady

get an MBE a couple of years ago?

Yes. MBEs tend to be for more...

- hands on service.

- Hmm.

So, will you be expecting us to call you

Lady Abbott from now on?

[chuckles] Not necessarily,

but it does have a rather nice ring to it.

Come on. Let's have a naughty sherry.

- [Sandra] Not over there!

- [man] Sorry, Ma'am.

[Mike] During my four decades on the beat,

I've worked with some fantastic people.

I've also had the pleasure

of working with a number

of great partners.

- [people] Aw.

- [camera shutter clicks]

- Not in the biblical sense of course.

- [all laugh]

Joking aside,

there's been one very special person

who has walked the thin blue line with me

every step of the way'

throughout every trial, case and verdict,

and that is my wife of 35 years,

Lady Sandra Abbott.

[all] Aw.

[Mike] Thank you.

[Speaking Welsh]

[gentle classical music]

Are you losing sleep about what's going

to be happening from here on in'?

No, thank you. What do you mean?

When Hugo retired,

I was on the verge of getting

a part-time job in Waitrose

just to get away from him.

I'm not concerned about that, Janet

I've been planning our retirement

for the last 35 years.

Oh, well, good for you, darling.

- Top up?

- Oh' lovely. I'll spend a penny.

- Oh, are you enjoying it?

- Marvelous!

[glass shatters]

[glass scraping on floor]

[sighing and moaning]

[door unlocking]


[switch clicks] flaws]

What the hell's going on?

We were just...

It's not what it looks like, Sandra.




- Sandra, wait!

- Get off me!

- How long has it been going on?

- Let's not do this here.

- How long, Mike?

- Since we all went to Sorrento.

Oh. Mandy he.

That's nearly five years ago.

I've had enough of all this

hide-and-seek, Mike.

How could you do this to me?

You're supposed to be my friend.

We even took you to the Palace.

I... I didn't mean for this

to happen, Sandra.

Oh, really? You knew precisely

what you were doing!

Now, please calm down, Sandra.

Remember where you are.

I know exactly where I am.

I'm in my own bloody home.


I have spent my entire married life

putting you and your career first,

and what got me through was knowing

that when you retired,

we would share our golden years together.

But instead,

you've traded me in for a newer model.

Let me tell you, Mike,

she's had more than one previous owner!

- [all exclaiming]

- And, and her bodywork is mainly filler!


- Dad, what have you done'

- [woman] Sandra...

[Mike] Sandra'?

- [Sandra!

- {guests murmuring]


- [knocking]

- [gasps]

[Mike] Sandra'?

- Sandra!

- [knocks]

Please, let me explain.

The last thing I wanted to do

was to hurt you.

I know it must seem like I've behaved

in a terrible way, but...

Look, one thing led to another and...

Oh, you know how it is.

- Hello, Emma.

- Hi.

- [chuckles]

- Ooh!




Excuse me!

It's women only in here.


That's my handbag!

Come back here, you... Wait!

[boat engine chugging]

- [creaking]

- Gotcha.


Yeah, all ready to go this end, Ted.

- Bilge filter.

- Check!

Rodding junction.

- Check.

- Pump outlet.

Oil filter tank? Discharge connection

Check, check, check!

Then we're good to go.

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