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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Anton Rodgers ...
 Alec / ... (39 episodes, 1989-1994)
Frances White ...
 Vera Flood / ... (39 episodes, 1989-1994)
Paul Venables ...
 Jamie / ... (38 episodes, 1989-1994)
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 Hilary (33 episodes, 1989-1993)
Chrissie Cotterill ...
 Debbie / ... (30 episodes, 1989-1994)
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 Zoe / ... (26 episodes, 1990-1994)
Kate Williams ...
 Dorothy Burgess - Zoe's Mother / ... (26 episodes, 1989-1994)
Carolyn Pickles ...
 Simone / ... (23 episodes, 1989-1994)
Paul Raynor ...
 Roy (18 episodes, 1989-1993)
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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 Kathy Li

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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 »

Quotes

Hilary: If my Derek were to kill me, what would it be called?
Vera Flood: Justifiable homicide.
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Referenced in Bottom Live (1993) See more »

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Great writing, great acting, great comedy!
30 July 2005 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This lovely show needs to be on DVD immediately. All the characters are lovable -- even Mr. Henty. The repartee (sp?) is witty AND funny. Then when you least expect it, you find there is more than just sarcasm and witticisms. There is emotional depth.

The characters -- most of them -- actually go through psychological as well as emotional changes. So as the series goes along, you watch and feel the changes within the characters. It's tough to write something like that into a script and still keep it a lighthearted, endearing family show. But it's so well-done. What a difference when you have a good balance of experienced actors and newcomers.

I wish it had played longer here when it was on public television. DVD Now!


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