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 Tom / ... (47 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Diana Trent (47 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Harvey Bains (47 episodes, 1990-1994)
Janine Duvitski ...
 Jane Edwards / ... (47 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Geoffrey / ... (46 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Jenny (26 episodes, 1990-1994)
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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 <kg9it@qsl.net>

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The "tunneling out of Colditz" movie, that Tom most frequently pretends he's part of, is The Great Escape (1963). See more »

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[repeated line]
Harvey Bains: Jane, you're touching me.
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Remade as Heaven Will Wait (1997) See more »

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Trout Quintet, Op. 114
by Franz Schubert
Performed by The Nash Ensemble
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A modern parable.
8 May 2000 | by (Brooklyn Heights, New York) – See all my reviews

"Waiting for God" takes place in the corners of the earth in the Bayview Retirement home. This program goes beyond the normal rules of the sitcom and instead takes television to a new level. This program brings a new light to the treatment of the elderly, religion, the meaning of life, and love. I have never seen such a good TV program, I doubt that I ever will again.


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