A 41 year old man (Ronnie Corbett) is unable to leave home because of his domineering mother (Babara Lott).
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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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Ronnie Corbett was almost 52 when this series started, yet he played a 41 year old. See more »

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Sydney Lumsden: Language Timothy!
Timothy Lumsden: Oh shut up father!
Sydney Lumsden: Fair enough!
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Featured in Night of a Thousand Shows (2000) See more »

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Not too keen at the time, but looking back, a little masterpiece.
30 November 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Ronnie Corbett's oft-criticised solo project SORRY! was never one of my favourite comedies as a youngster, but in retrospect it's quirky, quietly charming, nicely acted and often amusing. It's not laugh-out-loud stuff but neither is it the 'cosy' comedy some people accuse it of being - in fact, some episodes, like the one where Timothy (Corbett) wishes he'd never been born (and, courtesy of an extended dream sequence, sees what his world would be like had that been the case) or the intricate spoof on Patrick McGoohan's sixties psychedelic drama THE PRISONER in the episode where Timothy plans to get married, indicate that SORRY! was in fact a lone outpost of eccentric British surrealism that just happened to be shown during prime-time on BBC1. Almost everyone remembers the infectious theme tune and the wine bar neon graphics that went with it, it's just a shame the same level of respect has not yet been afforded to the series as a whole.


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