Mulberry, the cheerful Cockney son of Death and Springtime, starts his "career" as the Grim Reaper's apprentice when he is sent to collect the acerbic and reclusive Miss Farnaby. He instead... See full summary »
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Karl Howman Karl Howman ...  Mulberry 13 episodes, 1992-1993
Geraldine McEwan ...  Miss Farnaby 13 episodes, 1992-1993
Tony Selby Tony Selby ...  Bert 13 episodes, 1992-1993
John Bennett ...  The Stranger 11 episodes, 1992-1993
Mary Healey ...  Alice 7 episodes, 1993
Lill Roughley Lill Roughley ...  Alice 6 episodes, 1992
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Mulberry, the cheerful Cockney son of Death and Springtime, starts his "career" as the Grim Reaper's apprentice when he is sent to collect the acerbic and reclusive Miss Farnaby. He instead joins the staff in her creaky manor house, becomes her personal servant, and endeavors to help her enjoy life during the three month extension grudgingly granted by his dad. What will happen when winter ends and spring arrives? Will life go on? Written by M.Wilson

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The BBC axed the sitcom before the intended ending which the writers had planned. See more »

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Miss Rose Farnaby: Why did I employ you?
Mulberry: Well, I can only put it down to some streak of perversity in your nature.
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Featured in Behind the Britcoms: From Script to Screen (2011) See more »

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A Hoot
15 July 2004 | by lje32677See all my reviews

Why is it that we must rely on our PBS stations to bring us some fun, witty comedy from Britain. Right now, BBC America is trying to fix up: homes, bodies and sell houses in the countryside.

Mulberry(Karl Howman) is the cute and funny story of Death's(John Bennett) son's first "assignment". It comes in the form of Miss Farnaby(Geraldine McEwan). Realizing that Miss Farnaby hasn't really had a good life, he gets an extension from his father and takes it upon himself to liven up her life. Along with his affect on Miss Farnaby, he crosses path with her servants, the Finches: Albert(Tony Selby) and Alice(Mary Healey). The Finch's were war orphans from London in 1940 who eventually marry and go to work for the Farnabys.

The chemistry between the actors is incredible. When the actors in a show love working together, the viewer can tell. I could definitely tell that these people enjoyed working together. I do recommend this show for the light comedy for anyone who enjoys British humor. There is nothing like Mulberry falling off a cliff and waking up in the morgue because he can't die. As he returns to Miss Farnaby's home, he causes havoc. It's hilarious.

In fact, when it aired on PBS we taped it. We have all but 2 episodes. Our video cassettes are wearing thin. Right now, BBC America is deciding whether to add it to it's catalog. I would hope that anyone who has enjoyed this show to request it so others can enjoy what my family and others have enjoyed.

Laura


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24 February 1992 (UK) See more »

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(13 episodes)

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