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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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 Marion Ballard / ... (46 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Basil / ... (27 episodes, 1990-1993)
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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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Graham Crowden replaced Michael Gough at short notice. See more »

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Harvey Bains: Jane, you're touching me.
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Featured in The Funny Ladies of British Comedy (2004) See more »

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Trout Quintet, Op. 114
by Franz Schubert
Performed by The Nash Ensemble
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Superb!
2 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my all-time favorite TV shows. The acting is incredible and the characters and story lines seem real. It doesn't sugarcoat the aspect of aging and the show deals with issues our elderly face every day. My children even watched this program when they were young and found it hilarious! Diana Trent is gritty, cantankerous, and possesses a dry wit. She also knows how and when to apply her cane to those in need. I want to be just like her when I am older! Harvey Baines is hilarious and ever so patient with a somewhat demanding Diana. Diana and Harvey are the central characters but the rest of the cast of characters all add their own personal charm. The show is timeless and unlike any I've ever seen before or will probably see again.


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