The life and times of the Brandon family which is often hilarious. Mr. Brandon (John Comer), Mrs. Brandon (Liz Smith) and Uncle Mort (Robin Bailey) accompanied by Carter Brandon (Stephen ...
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The life and times of the Brandon family which is often hilarious. Mr. Brandon (John Comer), Mrs. Brandon (Liz Smith) and Uncle Mort (Robin Bailey) accompanied by Carter Brandon (Stephen Rea) and his fiancé Pat (Anita Carey) live in South Yorkshire. The series starts with Uncle Mort becoming a widower and moving in with the Brandon family. The humour is very Northern but some of the situations that arise from this family are very funny. Their world seems to revolve around Unsworth's Pork Pies. Enough said.
I loved this when it was first broadcast and now it is being released on DVD find it even funnier.
Although not a Northerner myself, the northern sense of humour, dour and morbidly cynical, is brilliant. I think it is only equalled by The Royle Family and Early Doors.
Although the later series lose some of the original cast, it never drops in quality or funniness.
It seems strange that the books that the series was based on are no longer available, but the series seems to follow them so closely that they stand as a grand epitaph to the great author, Peter Tinniswood.
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