Whether she likes it or not the out-spoken, no-nonsense Yorkshire woman Barbara ('Gwen Taylor') has become the agony aunt, problem-solver for her extended family. Her husband, Ted ('Sam ... See full summary »
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 Barbara Liversidge / ... (29 episodes, 1995-2003)
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 Ted Liversidge (29 episodes, 1995-2003)
Benedict Sandiford ...
 Neil Liversidge (26 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Martin Pond (24 episodes, 1999-2003)
Elizabeth Carling ...
 Linda Pond (24 episodes, 1999-2003)
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 Jean (21 episodes, 1999-2003)
Madge Hindle ...
 Doreen (20 episodes, 1995-2003)
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 Phil (16 episodes, 1999-2003)
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Whether she likes it or not the out-spoken, no-nonsense Yorkshire woman Barbara ('Gwen Taylor') has become the agony aunt, problem-solver for her extended family. Her husband, Ted ('Sam Kelly'), has the most amazing of adventures whilst driving his cab everyday whilst her outrageous son-in-law, Martin (Mark Benton), seems to investigate the most bizarre news stories for the local television station. Even at work she can't escape as she gets it in one ear from the other receptionist, Doreen (Madge Hindle), whose husband becomes involved in the most perverse of activities and in the other from her sister Jean (Sherrie Hewson) who positively enjoys relating her latest sexual conquests. Through it all Barbara struggles vainly on hoping one day for a quieter life! Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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we liked it,but we're american,so who knows....
29 February 2004 | by (WYOMING USA) – See all my reviews

didn't see one with a dead body, but loved the episode where they bricked up her doorway. a good example of someone causing themselves the most harm. we are flying in the face of the other reviewers,but we enjoyed the show. we also like fine romance,are you being served,as time goes by, and one foot in the grave. wish more of our american comedy was as much developed and fun.....I have always like the dry British wit. Barbara reminds me of so folks I actually know, that is why it is even more fun. I didn't find it "predictable,and trite" I found it very down to earth. It may not have been good enough for more than 2 seasons, but it was fun to watch anyway.


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