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 Maggie (14 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Andrew (14 episodes, 1995-1996)
Ann Gosling ...
 Georgia (14 episodes, 1995-1996)
Matthew Clarke ...
 Philip (14 episodes, 1995-1996)
Jamie Lucraft ...
 Jake (14 episodes, 1995-1996)
Tracie Bennett ...
 Liz (13 episodes, 1995-1996)
Mark Powley ...
 Tom (11 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Rosie (6 episodes, 1995-1996)
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 Hugh (6 episodes, 1995-1996)
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Maggie and Andrew are looking forward to retiring to France when their orphaned grandchildren, who they barely know, become their wards. The children are hostile, peculiar eaters and Maggie resentful of the change in plans. Liz is the somewhat helpful hhousekeeper.

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Yes, very underrated!
23 April 2008 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

My first impressions on seeing this series was: "Yes, Penelope Keith is still brilliant, but this series isn't really funny." I felt the children were too antagonistic - it felt real, but not funny. But, seeing that La Keith was on great form, I kept watching and grew to love the series. The children grew as actors, and you could, to purloin a phrase, "feel their pain". Pain is not something you normally associate with sitcoms, but here it was. Now I think the series should be considered a groundbreaking show: the way the pain, sorrow and frustration the children felt was dealt with intelligently and moving. And I reiterate what the others have stated: THIS SERIES SHOULD BE RELEASED ON DVD!


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