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 Stan (5 episodes, 1979)
David Swift ...
 Dingley (5 episodes, 1979)
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 Lena (4 episodes, 1979)
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 Pub Landlord (4 episodes, 1979)
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 George (3 episodes, 1979)
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Dreary, dated stuff.
23 February 2008 | by (Fife) – See all my reviews

Richard Beckinsale's final (and unfinished) sitcom was this innocuous but forgettable outing which had him cast as a struggling actor who gets a job in a florist's whilst philosophising over the meaning of life and it's various connotations. The clichéd characters ( the neurotic girlfriend, the boss going through a mid-life crisis, the boss's elderly and eccentric assistant, the stuffy traffic warden ) come thick and fast but, sad to say, the laughs don't and whilst Richard Beckinsale is as amiable and watchable as ever ( indeed, some cynics may even suggest that he played pretty much the same character in all his sitcoms ), this was a rather disappointing way of rounding off a colourful but tragically brief comedy career. A real shame.


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