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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 ...
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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 role of Harvey Baines was written for a fat man in his 50s. See more »

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[repeated line]
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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Don't Wait Much Longer!
8 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the funniest shows to come out of England in the nineties, it has a terrific cast of veteran television and stage players. It's funny and timeless comedy with a bit of slapstick humor and a polished verbal English wit. The wonderful relationship between atheist feminist single Diana and the widowed Tom Ballard is fascinating to watch unlike most relationships, they get better when they're together than apart. Tom's boring son, Jeffrey, can bore anyone to death but he is in a marriage to unfaithful, drunk, and pill popper, Marion, who despises and resents Diana as a threat to their inheritance. The cast includes another heterosexual relationship between old maid plain Jane and the Bayview manager, Harvey Nigel Bains. Harvey constantly mistreats the wonderful sweet Jane. He doesn't know what he's got until he almost loses her. Three great love stories and romances in a wonderful sitcom. The wait is over.


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