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"Waiting for God" (1990) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1990-1994

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
28 June 1990 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
When Tom Ballard moves to Bayview Retirement Vilage, he meets Diana Trent, a feisty old woman who complains... See more »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
What a wonderful antidote to the usual crap! See more (8 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 8 of 21)

Graham Crowden ... Tom / ... (47 episodes, 1990-1994)

Stephanie Cole ... Diana Trent (47 episodes, 1990-1994)

Daniel Hill ... Harvey Bains (47 episodes, 1990-1994)
Janine Duvitski ... Jane Edwards (47 episodes, 1990-1994)
Andrew Tourell ... Geoffrey / ... (46 episodes, 1990-1994)
Sandra Payne ... Marion Ballard (46 episodes, 1990-1994)
Michael Bilton ... Basil / ... (27 episodes, 1990-1993)
Dawn Hope ... Jenny (26 episodes, 1990-1994)
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Series Directed by
Gareth Gwenlan (42 episodes, 1990-1994)
Sue Bysh (5 episodes, 1991)
 
Series Writing credits
Michael Aitkens (47 episodes, 1990-1994)

Series Produced by
Gareth Gwenlan .... producer (47 episodes, 1990-1994)
 
Series Cinematography by
Alec Curtis (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
John Dunstan (29 episodes, 1992-1994)
Glenn Hyde (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Chris Wadsworth (10 episodes, 1993-1994)
 
Series Production Design by
Roger Harris (29 episodes, 1992-1994)
Richard Brackenbury (7 episodes, 1990)
Don Giles (6 episodes, 1991)
Marjorie Pratt (4 episodes, 1991)
Graham Lough (3 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Costume Design by
Robin Stubbs (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Philip Lester (10 episodes, 1991)
Janet Tharby (10 episodes, 1992)
Sarah Lubel (7 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Makeup Department
Kerin Parfitt .... makeup designer (39 episodes, 1991-1994)
Christine Greenwood .... makeup designer (7 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Production Management
Johanna Kennedy .... production manager (11 episodes, 1993)
Nick Bye .... production manager (10 episodes, 1991)
Julia Thomas .... production manager (10 episodes, 1991)
Peter Laskie .... production manager (10 episodes, 1992)
Nick Wood .... production manager (8 episodes, 1994)
Richard Valentine .... production manager (7 episodes, 1990)
Lindsey Chamier .... production manager (5 episodes, 1992)
Jonathan Paul Llewellyn .... production manager (5 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Angela De Chastelai Smith .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Art Department
Alison MacMillan .... properties buyer (20 episodes, 1992-1993)
Amanda Smith .... properties buyer (10 episodes, 1991)
Ian Tully .... properties buyer (8 episodes, 1994)
Jayne Libotte .... properties buyer (7 episodes, 1990)
Everol McKenzie .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Sound Department
John A. Parry .... sound recordist (29 episodes, 1992-1994)
John Downes .... sound supervisor (28 episodes, 1992-1994)
John Relph .... sound supervisor (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Michael Spencer .... sound recordist (10 episodes, 1991)
Steve Gatland .... sound recordist (6 episodes, 1990)
Bryan Showell .... sound recordist (4 episodes, 1993)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Chris Lawson .... visual effects designer (1 episode, 1992)
Andy Lazell .... visual effects designer (1 episode, 1992)
 
Series Stunts
Paul Heasman .... stunt coordinator / stunt performer (9 episodes, 1992-1994)
Gary Powell .... stunt performer (4 episodes, 1994)
Tracey Eddon .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 1992-1994)
Lee Sheward .... stunt performer (3 episodes, 1994)
Denise Ryan .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 1992-1993)
Sarah Franzl .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 1994)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
John Record .... film camera (28 episodes, 1992-1994)
Harry Bradley .... lighting director (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Colin Deehan .... film camera / film cameraman (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Gerry Tivers .... camera supervisor (16 episodes, 1992-1994)
Ron Bristow .... lighting director (15 episodes, 1991-1992)
Roger Fenna .... camera supervisor (10 episodes, 1993)
Terry Brett .... lighting director (8 episodes, 1990-1992)
John Hoare .... camera supervisor (7 episodes, 1991-1993)
Ken Major .... camera supervisor (6 episodes, 1990)
Henry Barber .... lighting director (4 episodes, 1990)
Colin Aiken .... camera supervisor (3 episodes, 1991)
Eric Metcalfe .... camera supervisor (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Casting Department
Judy Loe .... casting advisor / casting adviser (39 episodes, 1991-1994)
 
Series Editorial Department
Chris Wadsworth .... videotape editor (29 episodes, 1991-1994)
Heather Gilder .... vision mixer (27 episodes, 1992-1994)
Sue Collins .... vision mixer (10 episodes, 1991)
Steve Jamison .... editor: video tape / video tape editor (5 episodes, 1990)
Sue Thorne .... vision mixer (5 episodes, 1990)
Paul Hagan .... video tape editor (2 episodes, 1990)
Hilary West .... vision mixer (2 episodes, 1990)
Hilary Briegel .... vision mixer (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Music Department
The Nash Ensemble .... music performers: title music (46 episodes, 1990-1994)
 
Series Other crew
Ray Liffen .... resource coordinator / technical coordinator (30 episodes, 1991-1994)
Debbie Crofts .... assistant floor manager / programme budget assistant (21 episodes, 1991-1994)
Tracey Gillham .... production assistant (19 episodes, 1992-1994)
Ali Bryer Carron .... assistant floor manager (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Jonathan Paul Llewellyn .... location manager (19 episodes, 1993-1994)
Gail Evans .... production assistant (10 episodes, 1991)
Poonam Megone .... production assistant (10 episodes, 1993)
Ken Morris .... technical coordinator (7 episodes, 1990)
Teresa Powick .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1990)
Julia Thomas .... assistant floor manager (7 episodes, 1990)
Phil Dean .... resource coordinator (5 episodes, 1992)
Philip Quinn .... resource coordinator (4 episodes, 1992)
Angela De Chastelai Smith .... studio director (2 episodes, 1994)
 

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Additional Details

Runtime:
30 min (47 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In the episode where Tom thwarts Harvey's building plans by leading the residents outside to show them the habitat of the great crested newt, Diana and Jane stop to talk in front of the windows outside Bayview. There are scene shifters visible through the windows throughout their conversation.See more »
Quotes:
[repeated line]
Harvey Bains:Jane, you're touching me.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The Funny Ladies of British Comedy (2004) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Trout Quintet, Op. 114See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
What a wonderful antidote to the usual crap!, 27 June 2009
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

What a wonderful antidote to the usual crap on television--especially in its depiction of old people. All too often, in films and TV, old people are endowed with either great wisdom, insight or are gosh-darn cute. WAITING FOR GOD throws all these clichés out the window, showing us that old people can be nasty--just like anyone else! The film has two leads--Diana and Tom. While Tom isn't a major grouch, he is a bit of a trouble maker and loves being eccentric. Diana, on the other hand, is a nasty old crank that could care less about people she deems are beneath her--and that is practically everyone! And her anger and clever meanness is given plenty of righteous opportunity to come out at the old folks home they live in, as Harvey (the manager) is a total moron and his assistant, Jane, is just...well, pathetic.

Week after week, Diana (with assistance from Tom) make their lives miserable--along with Tom's truly awful son and daughter-in-law. There is a lot more I can say about the show, but the bottom line is that excellent writing, truly original characters and a nice sense of irreverence make this a must-see...especially if there is a little Diana within you.

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