I TALK TO Alison Steadman

Earlier this year I visited the set of Love & Marriage in Coventry, where I spoke to each cast member in their couples. I had a very good chat with Alison Steadman who spills the beans on what we can come to expect from the new ITV series.

Love & Marriage centres around the Paradise family, headed by Pauline Paradise who is played by the fantastic Alison Steadman. The series is a real feel good comedy-drama that fits right in to the ITV schedules, and with a brilliant cast including the likes of Larry Lamb, Celia Imrie and Ashley Jensen, what's not to love?

The five couples are all of varying ages and circumstances and each episode will lean towards one particular. In episode one, we meet Pauline & Ken, played by Alison Stradman and Duncan Preston.

First of all, how would you best sum up your character, Pauline Paradise?