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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Art seems to imitate life for Anton Rodgers. His second wife was 24 years his junior, while Zoe Angel was 27 years younger than Alec Callender! See more »

Quotes

Hilary: Me uncle went out with a girl half his age.
Vera Flood: Oh, did it work out?
Hilary: No. Me auntie found him and brought him home.
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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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Good, clean fun!!
9 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

My family and I have enjoyed this series for years, ever since it was airing on PBS. We would all really love to see it on DVD. All of the characters, (even the twits) are endearing and likable. And not in a sickly or overly-sweet way. They are enjoyable to watch and easy to care about. Even the switch in actresses for the character of Zoe didn't affect how well the show flowed. While the two actresses were very different and played the character quite differently, I could never say one was superior to the other. They were both great, in my opinion. The humor was some of the best I've watched on any program, understated and sharp, intensely clever and very true.


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