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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7
Genre:
Tagline:
He's still Mummy's little boy...
Plot:
A 41 year old man (Ronnie Corbett) is unable to leave home because of his domineering mother (Babara Lott).
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User Reviews:
"Language, Timothy!" See more (5 total) »

Cast

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Ronnie Corbett ... 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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Series Directed by
David Askey (23 episodes, 1981-1985)
 
Series Writing credits
Ian Davidson (42 episodes, 1981-1988)
Peter Vincent (42 episodes, 1981-1988)

Series Produced by
David Askey .... producer (23 episodes, 1981-1985)
 
Series Original Music by
Gaynor Colbourn (42 episodes, 1981-1988)
Hugh Wisdom (42 episodes, 1981-1988)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Dunstan (23 episodes, 1981-1985)
 
Series Production Design by
Richard McManan-Smith (6 episodes, 1981)
Gillian Page (6 episodes, 1982)
Dacre Punt (6 episodes, 1982)
Stephan Paczai (5 episodes, 1985)
Ken Ledsham (4 episodes, 1982)

Eric Walmsley (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Anna Downie (6 episodes, 1981)
Stephanie Hawkes (6 episodes, 1982)
Alun Hughes (6 episodes, 1982)
Rita Reekie (3 episodes, 1985)
Rosalind Ebbutt (2 episodes, 1985)

Christian Dyall (unknown episodes)
Mary Husband (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jean Speak .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1981)
Helen Barrett .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1982)
Sylvia Thornton .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1982)
Ann Fenton .... makeup artist (6 episodes, 1988)
Jean Steward .... makeup designer (3 episodes, 1985)
Gillian Thomas .... makeup designer (2 episodes, 1985)

Benita Barrell .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Cecile Hay-Arthur .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Suzanne Jansen .... makeup designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Richard Boden .... production manager (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
John Birkin .... production manager (5 episodes, 1985)
Marcus Mortimer .... production manager (3 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Art Department
Liz Friedman .... graphic designer / opening title sequence (23 episodes, 1981-1985)
Derek Leigh .... properties buyer (5 episodes, 1981)
Bob Sutton .... properties buyer (5 episodes, 1985)
Jane Wyatt .... graphic designer (5 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Sound Department
Bob Foley .... sound (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Paul Roberts .... sound re-recording mixer (14 episodes, 1981-1982)
Ron Blight .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 1981)
Bruce Gallaway .... film sound recordist (6 episodes, 1982)
Ron Keighley .... film sound recordist (6 episodes, 1982)
John Mooney .... sound (6 episodes, 1986-1988)
Peter Barville .... sound (5 episodes, 1985)
Jim McAlister .... film sound recordist (5 episodes, 1985)
John Taylor .... boom operator (5 episodes, 1985)
Dave Beaven .... o.b. sound (2 episodes, 1981)

Len Shorey .... sound supervisor (unknown episodes)
Graham Wilkinson .... sound (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Mike Kelt .... visual effects designer (3 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Stunts
Tex Fuller .... stunt arranger: episode "Next Best Man, The" / stunts (2 episodes, 1982-1985)
Stuart Fell .... stunts (1 episode, 1985)

Stuart St. Paul .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
James Purdie .... lighting (18 episodes, 1981-1982)
Ken Major .... senior camera operator (12 episodes, 1982)
Reg Poulter .... senior camera operator (6 episodes, 1981)
Ken Willicombe .... camera operator (6 episodes, 1981)
Alec Curtis .... film camera (6 episodes, 1982)
Ken Lowe .... film camera (6 episodes, 1982)
Alan Horne .... lighting / lighting technician (5 episodes, 1985)
Mike Radford .... film cameraman / film camera (5 episodes, 1985)
John Vincent .... senior camera operator (5 episodes, 1985)
John Wilson .... o.b. lighting (2 episodes, 1981)

Rod Litherland .... lighting director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bill Morton .... vision mixer (22 episodes, 1981-1985)
Derek Orman .... editor: video tape (14 episodes, 1982-1985)

Angela Beveridge .... vision mixer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Ronnie Hazlehurst .... conductor: theme music / music arranger: theme music / ... (42 episodes, 1981-1988)
 
Series Other crew
Sylvie McRoberts .... assistant floor manager (12 episodes, 1982)
John Birkin .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1981)
Sue Bysh .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1981)
Liz Cranston .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1982)
Jan Willson .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1982)
Fiona Chandler .... assistant floor manager (5 episodes, 1985)
Alison Dixon .... production assistant (5 episodes, 1985)

Ron Blight .... film recordist (unknown episodes)
Valerie Letley .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
30 min (42 episodes)
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Certification:
Australia:G (some episode) | Australia:PG (some episode)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ronnie Corbett was almost 52 when this series started, yet he played a 41 year old.See more »
Quotes:
Sydney Lumsden:Language Timothy!
Timothy Lumsden:Oh shut up father!
Sydney Lumsden:Fair enough!
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
"Language, Timothy!", 19 July 2002
Author: lordwoodbine from London, England

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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