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Release Date:
16 January 1984 (Australia) See more »
Arthur Beare is a 40 something son still living at home taking care of his senile mother Maggie. However... See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 4 of 12)
Ruth Cracknell ... Maggie Beare (42 episodes, 1984-1994)
Garry McDonald ... Arthur Beare (42 episodes, 1984-1994)
Henri Szeps ... Robert Beare (38 episodes, 1984-1994)

Judy Morris ... Liz Beare (18 episodes, 1984-1994)

Series Directed by
Geoff Portmann (8 episodes, 1984-1986)
Series Writing credits
Geoffrey Atherden (42 episodes, 1984-1994)

Series Produced by
John O'Grady .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1984-1986)
Geoff Portmann .... producer (8 episodes, 1984-1986)
Series Original Music by
William Motzing (7 episodes, 1984-1986)
Series Makeup Department
C.B. Wasson .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1984)
Series Production Management
Coral Crowhurst .... production manager (1 episode, 1984)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Geoffrey Newnham .... second assistant director (1 episode, 1984)
Brian Sandwell .... assistant director (1 episode, 1984)
Series Art Department
Mervyn Asher .... properties (1 episode, 1984)
John Endean .... graphics (1 episode, 1984)
Peter Gocher .... designer (1 episode, 1984)
Series Sound Department
Gary Hoyle .... sound (1 episode, 1984)
Mike Roberts .... sound (1 episode, 1984)
John Segal .... sound (1 episode, 1984)
Series Stunts
Kerry Coleman .... stunt driver (1 episode, 1988)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Bond .... camera operator (1 episode, 1984)
Tony Connelly .... camera operator (1 episode, 1984)
Denis Forkin .... camera operator (1 episode, 1984)
Barry Gaunt .... still photographer (1 episode, 1984)
Brian Mahony .... lighting (1 episode, 1984)
Ross Milligan .... camera operator (1 episode, 1984)
Peter Robson .... camera operator (1 episode, 1984)
Murray Tonkin .... camera operator (1 episode, 1984)
Nic Verzi .... lighting (1 episode, 1984)
John Wharton .... lighting (1 episode, 1984)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elsie Evans .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1984)
Series Editorial Department
John Patrick .... editor: video tape (1 episode, 1984)
Bruce Wilson .... vision mixer (1 episode, 1984)
Series Music Department
William Motzing .... composer: additional music (1 episode, 1985)
Series Other crew
John O'Grady .... script editor (8 episodes, 1984-1986)

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Also Known As:
30 min (42 episodes)
Australia:G (some episodes) | Australia:PG (some episodes)

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The music track used in a Channel 10 trailer of the sitcom is "Just a Minute" composed by James Aldenham. The music track was often heard between programs on ITV Schools on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as "Keeping Mum" (1997)See more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Still hoping to own the DVD's before I end up like Maggie!, 2 November 2004
Author: kbcoltergeist from Washington State, USA

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 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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