Have Your Cake and Eat It
Have Your Cake and Eat It was a British romantic drama series broadcast on BBC1 from 15 to 23 March 1997 on every Saturday and Sunday. Encompassing a total of four episodes. The series, directed by Paul Seed, stars Miles Anderson as Sam Dawson, a middle-aged executive in the roller-coaster industry embarks on an affair with Allie Grey, a younger woman, jeopardizing his marriage, his wife Charlotte Dawson, a person in need to put her husband, Sam to the ultimate work to build a rollercoaster ride called "Dragon Khan". The series co-starred Paul Brooke, David de Keyser, Ian McNeice and James Purefoy, The series was actor and television writer Rob Heyland who wrote previously, such as Between the Lines and Wycliffe. More coincidentally, Have Your Cake And Eat It arrived on the tail of ITV's Reckless, which offered a rather less neanderthal take on the eternal triangle: for once the middle-aged woman got to choose between two men. Perhaps the bakers of Have Your Cake – it was cooked up by himself, one of whose previous dishes is Between the Lines – will plead that, far from a reversion to the old gender stereotypes, they've redressed the balance of sexism. Notably, the series has never been re-broadcast or released on DVD.