Sorry! (1981–1988)

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A 41 year old man (Ronnie Corbett) is unable to leave home because of his domineering mother (Babara Lott).

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Cast

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 Timothy Lumsden (42 episodes, 1981-1988)
Barbara Lott ...
 Mrs. Lumsden (42 episodes, 1981-1988)
William Moore ...
 Mr. Lumsden (42 episodes, 1981-1988)
Marguerite Hardiman ...
 Muriel (26 episodes, 1981-1988)
Roy Holder ...
 Frank (20 episodes, 1981-1988)
Derek Fuke ...
 Kevin (18 episodes, 1982-1988)
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A 41 year old man (Ronnie Corbett) is unable to leave home because of his domineering mother (Babara Lott).

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There was actually only ten years' age difference between Corbett and his screen mother Barbara Lott. See more »

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Sydney Lumsden: Language Timothy!
Timothy Lumsden: Oh shut up father!
Sydney Lumsden: Fair enough!
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Referenced in The Thick of It: Episode #3.6 (2009) See more »

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"Language, Timothy!"
19 July 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The theme tune to 'Sorry!' is quite exceptional. It was originally written for a soap opera about 'Sloane Rangers', the trust funded and upwardly mobile sect of London society that saw fit to dress country style in town and vice-versa. This series didn't make it to our screens but the signature music suited the premise of 'Sorry!' very well as the cyclical nature of the melody is a wonderful illustration of Timothy Lumsden's frustrating life. A slightly reggae influenced rhythm section chugs and pumps away as the melody is played on a sophisticatedly urban sounding electric piano with punctuation from what is either a wah-wah guitar or a synthesizer. The horns are obviously performed by the same musicians that did 'Pigeon Street' and the first 'Only Fools and Horses' theme tune. Ronnie Hazlehurst's typically classy arrangement is a good example of this man's devotion to his work although I don't know if he actually wrote the thing, I expect he did.

The show it's self was a very popular vehicle for Ronnie Corbett and it's interesting mixture of pathos and comedy was typical of the output of the BBC which, at this time, was the greatest television production company that has ever been known.


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