Life Begins

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  • 2004
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.8  (242)

A couple named Phil and Maggie have been having problems in their marriage for a while. So it didn't shock Maggie when Phil told her that he wanted to move out. Except, when he said it he was on summer vacation with Maggie and his two teenagers. Maggie has been the one maintaining a job and paying bills to support them. He claims that he is only trying to find him self. Maggie is uncertain of what to do.

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Episode 6
6. Episode 6
October 9, 2006
Excitement runs high as the travel agents has been nominated as agency of the year with Genevieve and Helen both up for promotion as regional sales consultant. Maggie is not interested as she is planning to go travelling with Will,though he tells her he is unable to make it. However a solution is at hand. Mia and Nick have been arguing and Nick moves out of the house. Brenda and Eric are looking for a new property so Phil suggests that they go off with Maggie whilst her parents take the house next door and Mia moves into the Mees' house with James - who has been spotted by a music producer forming a new boy band - and Becca,a budding film-maker. So life begins again for Maggie and Phil.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
October 2, 2006
Maggie's got really bad morning sickness. She reminds Phil that he's got to tell Brian that he's not helping him hide his assets anymore. He does and Brian promptly fires him. At the agency, Jeff introduces the team to Aidan Trigg, the new regional manager. Genevieve's got history with him - he's the father of her son. Helen drives Maggie to an abortion clinic - but she soon realises she can't go through with it. Now she's just got to tell Phil, but unfortunately she tells Will first - by accident. And just as she's about to break the news to Phil, he tells Maggie that Brian's fired him - how can she tell him now?
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
September 25, 2006
Maggie is starting to wonder if she and Phil did the right thing by getting back together. Mia suggests that they find something new to do together - like the Spanish class that she's beginning. Phil's not as keen as Maggie would hope - he thinks things are fine the way they are. Maggie goes to the lesson on her own with Mia and meets Will, a recovering cancer victim. Meanwhile, Kevin has been landed an extra night with his sister's baby, Kaylee, and Maggie volunteers to baby-sit for the night. However, it prompts Phil to latch onto the idea that they can save their marriage by having a baby! While he has a restful sleep, Maggie spends the night and morning attending to the baby - some things never change...
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
September 18, 2006
Maggie's feeling a bit insecure in her relationship with Phil. Her faith in him has been rocked a little and her paranoia is taking over...she starts to fear that Phil is having an affair with his new client. Meanwhile, the travel agents are getting excited about their Sunbreaks away-day - that is everyone apart from Maggie. How can she leave Phil when she's thinks he's having an affair. She soon snaps out of it, realises it's paranoia and sees that the break will be good for her. Once there, she phones home and Phil's client answers the phone. Unbeknownst to Maggie, they've been working at the house so Phil can keep an eye on the kids. Maggie goes mad and flings herself into the party that night, finding herself in a compromising position with a guy from another travel agency. After Maggie sobers up and Phil assures her that there's nothing between him and the client - or anyone for that matter - they both realise that they still have some major issues to sort out.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
September 11, 2006
Maggie and Phil can't keep their hands off each other but the kids and Brian manage to keep their attempts in check. James still isn't doing any revision and Maggie and Phil have started to worry. Maggie wants Phil to help with his work but he puts it to Maggie that James needs a bit more supervision - he's always working late so maybe she should give up her job. After all, she doesn't need to work anymore. Maggie thinks about it for a while then concedes it's in the interest of her family. She hands in her notice much to the shock of everyone at the travel agency. But when she discovers - thanks to Penny's snooping - that Phil and Brian's over-time has been centred around a singles bar and a lap-dancing club, she puts her foot down. They might be back together but they are definitely not going back to the way they were... and retracts her resignation.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
September 4, 2006
Maggie is moving into a new house with Phil and the kids and endeavouring to make a fresh start. But not everything is back to normal - Maggie still doesn't feel ready to have an intimate relationship with Phil. Encouraged by the girls in the travel agency, she tries to re-ignite the flame but their attempts keep getting thwarted - if it's not Brian interrupting them, it's the kids or the curtains setting on fire. Finally, it's an uncomfortable encounter with the next door neighbours that gets them laughing together again. With the barriers down, Maggie feels at ease and they rekindle their passion for one another! Things finally seem to be looking up for Maggie and Phil...
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A couple named Phil and Maggie have been having problems in their marriage for a while. So it didn't shock Maggie when Phil told her that he wanted to move out. Except, when he said it he was on summer vacation with Maggie and his two teenagers. Maggie has been the one maintaining a job and paying bills to support them. He claims that he is only trying to find him self. Maggie is uncertain of what to do.

Life Begins is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (20 episodes). The series first aired on February 16, 2004.

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Life Begins is available for streaming on the ITV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Life Begins on demand at Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    February 16, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (242)