Alec Callendar, a Pinner solicitor who likes talking to Perry Mason, meets and falls in love with Zoe Angel, a woman half his age. The series follows their relationship, as well as the ups ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
...  Alec / ... 39 episodes, 1989-1994
Frances White ...  Vera Flood / ... 39 episodes, 1989-1994
Paul Venables ...  Jamie / ... 38 episodes, 1989-1994
...  Hilary / ... 33 episodes, 1989-1993
Chrissie Cotterill ...  Debbie / ... 31 episodes, 1989-1994
Kate Williams ...  Dorothy Burgess - Zoe's Mother / ... 27 episodes, 1989-1994
...  Zoe / ... 26 episodes, 1990-1994
Carolyn Pickles ...  Simone / ... 24 episodes, 1989-1994
Paul Raynor ...  Roy / ... 19 episodes, 1989-1993
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Alec Callendar, a Pinner solicitor who likes talking to Perry Mason, meets and falls in love with Zoe Angel, a woman half his age. The series follows their relationship, as well as the ups and downs of Alec's officemates: his secretaries, Hilary and Miss Flood, and Alec's son, Jamie. Written by Kathy Li

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2 April 1989 (UK)  »

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Anton Rodgers and Frances White are the only actors to appear in every episode, next is Paul Venables who appears in 38 out of the 39 episodes. The character Zoe appears in every episode but is played by two different people (Eve Matheson and Lesley Dunlop). See more »

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Alec Callender: You know what they say about solicitors - problems solved while you wait... and wait and wait.
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Each episode is named after a song. Most are from musicals, which both Alec and Zoë enjoy, and some later ones are 1950s-60s popular songs. See more »

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Referenced in Verity Lambert: Drama Queen (2008) See more »

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Classic comment
16 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

The secrectary pleayed by the lovely Rebecca Lacey - and she said to Miss Flood in one episode Hell have no fury like a woman's corns Instead of Woman Scorned hilarious

It was a delightful comedy and as as been said - a great shame that it is not available on DVD - Miss flood trying desperately to get her young secrectary into line and to behave as one should and Zoe trying to get her man up to date with life -

The Garfudge - i.e. the garage in an advertisement for a house that they were buying was typical gentle humour

Another classic comment - How can I have any pride when I support Partick Thislte


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