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Mother and Son 

The story of Maggie Beare, an elderly woman suffering from dementia (or so she says), and her faithful, yet long suffering son, Arthur. Despite all of Maggies manipulative ways, he is her carer, even if they don't always get along.
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1994   1992   1988   1986   1985   1984  
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Series cast summary:
Ruth Cracknell Ruth Cracknell ...  Maggie Beare 42 episodes, 1984-1994
Garry McDonald ...  Arthur Beare 42 episodes, 1984-1994
Henri Szeps Henri Szeps ...  Robert Beare 38 episodes, 1984-1994
Judy Morris ...  Liz Beare 18 episodes, 1984-1994
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Arthur Beare is a 40 something son still living at home taking care of his senile mother Maggie. However no matter what he does he cannot seem to get ahead and is always coming unstuck, where Robert cannot put a foot wrong in his mothers eyes, where all he is after is his mothers hidden money. Written by Graham Wilson Jr <diex@suburbia.net>

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mother | son | sitcom | See All (3) »

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She's losing her wits and he's at his wit's end!

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Comedy

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Ross Higgins was considered for the role of Arthur. See more »

Connections

Remade as Pas på mor (1998) See more »

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Why is this series never played on PBS anymore?
6 October 2006 | by amirsbergerSee all my reviews

I fully agree with the person that wrote that it's not understandable why this series "Mother and Son" hasn't been played on PBS since the 1980's. I live in Milwaukee and it was the same here. There are 42 episodes - more than enough to keep PBS viewers happy for months to come! I am lucky enough to have a friend in Germany, who sent me all the episodes that were played on German TV, but watching this show dubbed into German is not the same (the lack of Australian accents is disturbing - the accents really add to the genius of the show). Ruth Cracknell was indeed an Australian national treasure (not to take away from her other excellent actor co-stars) and it's really a shame that she never really got any exposure on American TV. I was lucky enough to also get her film "Spider and Rose" from my German friend - such things play on European TV, but here never! I can only hope that someday somebody will wake up here and look around for something different to play on our TV or sell in our video stores.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1984 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Madre e hijo See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(42 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo | Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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