A 41 year old man is unable to leave home because of his domineering mother.




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Barbara Lott ...
 Mrs. Lumsden 42 episodes, 1981-1988
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A 41 year old man is unable to leave home because of his domineering mother.

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Did You Know?


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


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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A solid and entertaining comedy
15 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Ronnie Corbett was one of the many stars we sadly lost in 2016, and this sitcom was his main real solo project away from 'The Two Ronnies'.

A charming sitcom, with a simple premise, it sadly never features on any 'Best Sitcom ever' polls, partly because in the UK we're spoilt for choice, but also because it was never overly ground-breaking.

It is a solid sitcom though, with some lovely moments, and a good central character in Timothy, which Corbett plays with effortless charm and boyish appeal.

I think it's high time the BBC repeated it actually, as a tribute to Corbett and to help it find a new audience.

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