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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Ann Davies suggested Peter Egan to be cast. 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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Not Richard Briers' Best Work, But Above Average And Funny
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This show is basically a tour de force for Richard Briers as Martin, the ultimate control freak. Penelope Wilton, as Ann, and Peter Egan, as laid-back neighbor Paul, are also terrific. Howard and Hilda are too boring, though. This show never fails to make me laugh and I thank PBS for running it as long as they did.


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