When Tom Ballard moves to Bayview Retirement Vilage, he meets Diana Trent, a feisty old woman who complains about everything and wants nothing more than just to die. Much to the dislike of ... See full summary »
Baines threatens Diana with expulsion unless she removes the partition but they both have more pressing matters to consider as Daisy becomes completely domineering,taking over the home with her ideas...
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 »
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When Tom Ballard moves to Bayview Retirement Vilage, he meets Diana Trent, a feisty old woman who complains about everything and wants nothing more than just to die. Much to the dislike of Harvey Baines, the head of the home, the two form a friendship and eventually a romance, helping each other out of tight situations. Tom's son, Geofrey, and daughter-in-law, Marion (whom Tom doesn't particularly like) are constantly stopping in and Jane, a worker at the home, is Diana's worst nightmare being constantly cheerful. Together, though, Tom and Diana make it together while they are waiting for God. Written by
Christopher Rothbauer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I have been waiting for some time for this to appear on DVD and here it is. Loved it when it first appeared, like it even more now. Diana is a role model, ie just the sort of person I want to be when my children do what they threaten, and put me in a home, and Tom would be an irritating but useful companion. Our bodies may give out on us, but the brain does not always follow suit, and from this we get this glorious programme. Jane, the long suffering P.A. to the obnoxious Harvey Bains who is the only person to be fooled by his facade of niceness, tries so hard to bring Diana and Tom into some sort of religious salvation before its too late, and plays one of the best characters in the programme. Not to forget the randy little chap (Bas?) who has his own way of enduring old age, and Tom's poor son and his dreadful wife. Truly a TV sitcom of brilliance. More, please!
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