Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)

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Martin is a committee man. He has numerous schemes and committees organised around the neighbourhood. He is so obsessive about every detail of everything he does he is driving his long ... See full summary »

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 Martin Bryce (27 episodes, 1984-1989)
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 Ann Bryce (27 episodes, 1984-1989)
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 Paul Ryman (27 episodes, 1984-1989)
Stanley Lebor ...
 Howard Hughes (27 episodes, 1984-1989)
Geraldine Newman ...
 Hilda Hughes (27 episodes, 1984-1989)
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Martin is a committee man. He has numerous schemes and committees organised around the neighbourhood. He is so obsessive about every detail of everything he does he is driving his long suffering wife, Anne, slowly crazy. Then the new neighbour Paul arrives. He has a more worldly outlook than those who live under Martin's organisational spell. There is an immediate clash of personalities because Martin treats everything so seriously, but to Paul, life is for enjoying and not to be taken so seriously. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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29 January 1984 (UK)  »

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First called Hells Bells. See more »

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Martin Bryce: [describing the road in which he lives, giving a laugh like he's pleased with his joke] We're a very close close.
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Ensemble piece with wry humor
1 February 2003 | by (Aurora, NY) – See all my reviews

I prefer this to the better-known _The Good Life_, in which Briers appeared with the adorable Felicity Kendal. Martin is maddening, the man who "means well" but takes everything to excess: a man of basic decency and love for his wife who manages to infuriate or confound all. Wilton is deft as the wife and and Egan superb as a neighbor and rival; "Howard & Hilda" provide further comedy as a devoted couple who don't always quite keep up. A funny commentary on life in community associations as well as marriage, commitment, and temptation.


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