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Release Date:
23 May 1982 (USA) See more »
Arnie and Maud Cole are a very odd couple. She wanted a father for her unborn child, he needed the money middle-class Maud could provide... See more »
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination See more »
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Just about perfect See more (6 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 18 of 27)

Bob Hoskins ... Arnie Cole (4 episodes, 1980)

Frances de la Tour ... Maud (4 episodes, 1980)
Fraser Cains ... Llewellyn (4 episodes, 1980)
Philip Madoc ... Jack Brewer (4 episodes, 1980)
Sheila Reid ... Lily Brewer (4 episodes, 1980)
Dickie Arnold ... Corky Brown (4 episodes, 1980)
Granville Saxton ... Max Legendre (4 episodes, 1980)
Valerie Holliman ... Cora Brown (4 episodes, 1980)
Jim Hooper ... Percy / ... (4 episodes, 1980)
Tom Cotcher ... Hector (4 episodes, 1980)
Joanna Foster ... Clara Brewer (4 episodes, 1980)
Teresa Codling ... Dotty Brewer (4 episodes, 1980)
Sheri Shepstone ... Violet (4 episodes, 1980)
Andy de la Tour ... Clive (3 episodes, 1980)
Sherrie Hewson ... Letty (2 episodes, 1980)
Patrick Gordon ... Gilbert Winslow (2 episodes, 1980)
Peggy Ann Wood ... Nanny (2 episodes, 1980)
Joe Dunlop ... Cameraman / ... (2 episodes, 1980)

Series Directed by
Cyril Coke (3 episodes, 1980)
Series Writing credits
Roy Clarke (3 episodes, 1980)

Series Produced by
David Reid .... executive producer (1 episode, 1980)

Joan Brown .... producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Ron Grainer (6 episodes, 1980)
Series Makeup Department
Sandy Staples .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Terry Royce .... stand-by props (unknown episodes)

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50 min (6 episodes)
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Just about perfect, 31 August 2002
Author: copoll from New Jersey

This six-part Masterpiece Theatre comedy (!) is just about perfect.

The actors are extremely well cast and the roles are written with more depth than you see in 98-percent of all feature films. With each episode, the laughs come easier, the situations intensify and the characters become more and more like family. The emotional high point comes on a throwaway line, and it is perfect. Hoskins and de la Tour should have worked together many, many more times; they make a wonderful comedy team. A crime that this series isn't available on video: come on, PBS! I'll even pledge a membership if you make a FLICKERS DVD or VHS the premium! Hurry up, before my 20-year-old EP copy disintegrates!

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