Butterflies was a British sitcom series written by Carla Lane broadcast on BBC2 from 1978–83.
The situation is the day-to-day life of the Parkinson family in a bittersweet style. There are both traditional comedy sources (Ria's cooking, family squabbles) and more unusual sources such as Ria's unconsummated relationship with the outwardly-successful Leonard. Ria is still in love with her husband, Ben, and has raised two potentially fine sons, yet finds herself dissatisfied and in need of something more. Throughout the series Ria searches for that "something more" and finds some solace in her unconventional friendship with Leonard. In a 2002 interview, Carla Lane explained, "I wanted to write a comedy about a woman contemplating adultery."
Signed by the following cast members:-
Wendy Craig (played Ria Parkinson)
Geoffrey Palmer (played Ben Parkinson)
Nicholas Lyndhurst (played Adam Parkinson)
Bruce Montague (played Leonard Dunn)