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 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 / ... (31 episodes, 1989-1994)
Kate Williams ...
 Dorothy Burgess - Zoe's Mother / ... (27 episodes, 1989-1994)
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 Zoe / ... (26 episodes, 1990-1994)
Carolyn Pickles ...
 Simone / ... (24 episodes, 1989-1994)
Paul Raynor ...
 Roy / ... (19 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 plays a younger man on the show. He was 56 when he played 53-year-old Alec Callender. See more »

Quotes

Alec Callender: You know what they say about solicitors - problems solved while you wait... and wait and wait.
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Featured in Verity Lambert: Drama Queen (2008) See more »

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Good, clean fun!!
9 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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