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 ... See full summary »
Arkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's ... See full summary »
Follows Council Officer Gerald Wright, a man dedicated to the minimization of risk, even where no actual risk exists. If only Gerald were able to control his own life with the same ... See full summary »
Various mishaps at a police station in an English town. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot.
WWII drama follows a group of British, Dutch, and Australian women; from the bombing of Singapore to their years spent in prison camps and eventually to the end of the war where the survivors try to readjust to civilian life.
Victor Meldrew is a retiree with an attitude who seems to attract bad luck. If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margaret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with his ... See full summary »
This comedy series is all about two mates, Gary and Tony who share a two bedroom home. They are grown men who act like a couple of drunk two year olds, who spend their time either drinking ... See full summary »
Hetty wakes on her 60th birthday and decides to become a private investigator. With assistance from a teenager called Geoffrey and her husband Robert, combined with her own common sense, Hetty is confident she can solve any case.
Dan (Davies) is a childish idiot trapped in an adult's life, helped along by his uniquely disfunctional best friends Jo (Conaty) and Brian (Wozniak). His inability to navigate the simplest ... See full summary »
Good performers and the not really so insulting to 'Mum'
Keeping Mum is more about the long-suffering Andrew, Martin Ball plays this role with loving tender annoyance towards this Mum, played by Peggy Cole.Mum is not so senile as one may be led to believe. She is busy discovering new ways to keep Andrew home and to herself. Thus, rather than thinking that the show is exhibiting the elderly as scatterbrain and having to depend on others, I like to think of it as 'don't underestimate your elders, they are smarter than you think'.
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