Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)

TV Series  -   -  Comedy
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 339 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 1 critic

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 »

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 521 titles
created 11 Jun 2011
 
a list of 987 titles
created 12 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1822 titles
created 21 Oct 2011
 
a list of 20 titles
created 04 Sep 2012
 
a list of 20 titles
created 13 Oct 2012
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)

Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ever Decreasing Circles.

Season:

5 | 4 | 3 | 2 | 1

Year:

1989 | 1987 | 1986 | 1984
2 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Martin Bryce (27 episodes, 1984-1989)
...
 Ann Bryce (27 episodes, 1984-1989)
...
 Paul Ryman (27 episodes, 1984-1989)
Stanley Lebor ...
 Howard Hughes (27 episodes, 1984-1989)
Geraldine Newman ...
 Hilda Hughes (27 episodes, 1984-1989)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 January 1984 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(27 episodes)

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

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.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Comedy Connections: Ever Decreasing Circles (2006) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Simply Charming with Effortless Ease
28 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What makes Ever Decreasing Circles so charming and fascinating ? Basically, it's the old world values of love and fidelity.

Martin, fastidiously played by Richard Briars, is a man struggling against his own mediocrity. We can all recognise his situation and the men whose lives mirror his, he tries so hard at everything but his best is never quite good enough, while the charmer Paul, oily played by Peter Egan, achieves everything with effortless ease.

It's a play and a counter-play of a man who struggles through life compared to a man who is gifted by nature.

What redeems Martin from a lifetime of ennui is that he is married to Anne, played by the simply gorgeous Penelope Wilton. Would be Hollywood actresses should note that Penelope Wilton manages to convey as much sex appeal through a smile as do many talentless actresses through heaving bosoms.

Anne is the rose in Martin's life and we are left with the feeling that Martin wakes up everyday thanking God for giving him such a wife.

What gives the show its appeal is that although Anne is undoubtedly attracted by Paul and his charm , she remains loyal to Martin.

Ever Decreasing Circles tells us that there is still a place for Fidelity in married life and the World.


24 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
location/episode? jm-lelliott
Location charmkat
New Series jaysonstephens
Met Cast apollovs
Only 6.8? Midsomerlover
Favourite episode? Raphaelite-Girl
Discuss Ever Decreasing Circles (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page