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Series cast summary:
Ruth Cracknell ...
 Maggie Beare (42 episodes, 1984-1994)
Garry McDonald ...
 Arthur Beare (42 episodes, 1984-1994)
Henri Szeps ...
 Robert Beare (38 episodes, 1984-1994)
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 Liz Beare (18 episodes, 1984-1994)
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Arthur Beare is a 40 something son still living at home taking care of his senile mother Maggie. However no matter what he does he cannot seem to get ahead and is always coming unstuck, where Robert cannot put a foot wrong in his mothers eyes, where all he is after is his mothers hidden money. Written by Graham Wilson Jr <diex@suburbia.net>

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16 January 1984 (Australia)  »

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Failing health forced Sheila Florance to turn down the role of Maggie. See more »

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Remade as Glöm inte mamma! (1998) See more »

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Still hoping to own the DVD's before I end up like Maggie!
2 November 2004 | by (Washington State, USA) – See all my reviews

I LOVE this Mother and Son sitcom! I first discovered it on a PBS station back in the mid-upper 80's. I love BBC comedy sitcoms, but THIS "Australian" sitcom (1984-1994) is BETTER (or equal) to any I've seen. (I own dozens) I cant stop thinking about it, and I can't wait till they release it in DVD for USA. WHATS THE HOLD-UP? Its been TEN YEARS now since the sitcom was over. And I haven't seen a single episode since the 80's. I'm always checking Amazon.com for future release info. as well as other searches and I come up empty. Do we all have to rally and send a petition or something to the writer/creator to get the 42 episodes released or what??

Anybody else have a clue? Its kind of the same situation for a very funny BBC sitcom called "One Foot In The Grave" (check it out) Thanks, Karla


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