Bridget undergoes a major personality change after her husband leaves her for a younger woman.
Bridget (Dench) is a middle-class, middle-aged woman who behaves impeccably when her husband of 20 years comes up with a solution to their humdrum lives: Bridget can move out while he marries the younger woman with whom he's been having an affair. After five years of meek acceptance, Bridget breaks out of her drab existence and starts living on her own terms. The drama examines the nature of family and the thrilling freedom of nonconformity after years of boring sensible living. A four-part adaptation of the Brit-chick novel by Catherine Heath.