Alec Callendar, a Pinner solicitor who likes talking to Perry Mason, meets and falls in love with Zoe Angel, a woman half his age. The series follows their relationship, as well as the ups ... See full summary »
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Respectable British sitcom from Independent Television about the middle-class in their middle-age. Short-lived (26 episodes) but much admired, the sitcom was all about the simple ... See full summary »
Alec Callendar, a Pinner solicitor who likes talking to Perry Mason, meets and falls in love with Zoe Angel, a woman half his age. The series follows their relationship, as well as the ups and downs of Alec's officemates: his secretaries, Hilary and Miss Flood, and Alec's son, Jamie. Written by
Anton Rodgers and Frances White are the only actors to appear in every episode, next is Paul Venables who appears in 38 out of the 39 episodes. The character Zoe appears in every episode but is played by two different people (Eve Matheson and Lesley Dunlop). See more »
My family and I have enjoyed this series for years, ever since it was airing on PBS. We would all really love to see it on DVD. All of the characters, (even the twits) are endearing and likable. And not in a sickly or overly-sweet way. They are enjoyable to watch and easy to care about. Even the switch in actresses for the character of Zoe didn't affect how well the show flowed. While the two actresses were very different and played the character quite differently, I could never say one was superior to the other. They were both great, in my opinion. The humor was some of the best I've watched on any program, understated and sharp, intensely clever and very true.
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