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 Henry Willows (29 episodes, 1985-1990)
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 Matthew Willows (29 episodes, 1985-1990)
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 Mrs. Thompson (14 episodes, 1985-1986)
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John Thaw is Henry Willows, a middle-aged man in middle-management who has been divorced from his wife for seven years and is perfectly happy with the arrangement. Apart from his prudish and pernickety daily cleaner, Enid (Elizabeth Bennett), he's alone - and revels in his hard-won solitude. However, Henry's serenity is shattered when, out of the blue, his eldest child, Matthew (Reece Dinsdale), turns up on his doorstep. It seems that Matthew is disenchanted with life at home because of his mum's new boyfriend, and he wants to stay with his dad - for good.

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Reece Dinsdale was 25 when the series began, but his character was a 17-year old still at school. See more »

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Version of Ha die Pa! (1990) See more »

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This is actually really funny!
10 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For years I have associated John Thaw with serious roles, and never knew he did comedy, until now.

This is actually really funny, and I genuinely mean that. The plots mayn't be original, but come on it's meant to be silly. It is better than most of the present American sitcoms, with funny scripts and strong performances.

John Thaw having a bit of grumpy practise for Morse, is fantastic as Henry Willows, and Reece Dinsdale puts his own earnestness and charm into a rather naughty role in the shape of Matthew Willows. In the earlier series, Elizabeth Bennett was hilarious as Enid. She was replaced by Joan Blackham, who was good, but not as funny.

Look out for this comedy. you'll really like it! 10/10 Bethany Cox


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