The misadventures of an unsuccessful playwright, who is forced to make ends meet by writing screenplays which no-one ever seems to want to make into films (unless they're very bad).
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1979   1977  

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George Cole ...
 Gordon Maple (12 episodes, 1977-1979)
Gwen Watford ...
 Mabel Maple (12 episodes, 1977-1979)
Francis Matthews ...
 Tom Lawrence (12 episodes, 1977-1979)
Claire Walker ...
 Kate Maple (12 episodes, 1977-1979)
Ron Emslie ...
 Wilfred Maple (11 episodes, 1977-1979)
Daphne Heard ...
 Mrs. Field (11 episodes, 1977-1979)
Renny Lister ...
 Jenny Lawrence (8 episodes, 1977-1979)
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The misadventures of an unsuccessful playwright, who is forced to make ends meet by writing screenplays which no-one ever seems to want to make into films (unless they're very bad).

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18 April 1977 (UK)  »

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(6 episodes)
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It was popularly supposed that the character of "Tom Lawrence" in the series was based on Charles Wood's friend and neighbor (and fellow-playwright) Peter Nichols. See more »

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Great comedy series!
9 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I remember this as a really enjoyable comedy series, with some lovely performances by skilled actors, such as George Cole, Gwen Watford, Francis Matthews, and Daphne Heard, to mention just four.

Light comedy at it's best! Series of this quality are just not made any more - too civilised, I suppose, and not sensational enough...

Another aspect of the series was it's uniqueness - I don't recall any other comedy series that was centred around a writer's inability to write, set within a family context!

I noticed that a previous reviewer said that it should be released on DVD - well, I, for one, would buy it!


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