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Complete series cast summary:
Penelope Keith ...  Maggie 22 episodes, 1995-1997
William Gaunt ...  Andrew 22 episodes, 1995-1997
Ann Gosling Ann Gosling ...  Georgia 22 episodes, 1995-1997
Matthew Clarke Matthew Clarke ...  Philip 22 episodes, 1995-1997
Jamie Lucraft Jamie Lucraft ...  Jake 22 episodes, 1995-1997
Tracie Bennett Tracie Bennett ...  Liz 13 episodes, 1995-1996
Mark Powley Mark Powley ...  Tom 12 episodes, 1995-1996
Wanda Ventham ...  Rosie 12 episodes, 1995-1997
Timothy Carlton ...  Hugh 10 episodes, 1995-1997
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Maggie and Andrew are looking forward to retiring to France when their orphaned grandchildren, who they barely know, become their wards. The children are hostile, peculiar eaters and Maggie resentful of the change in plans. Liz is the somewhat helpful hhousekeeper.

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15 May 1995 (UK) See more »

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A legközelebbi rokon See more »

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(22 episodes)
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Penelope Keith had worked with William Gaunt in the series _"Cottage to Let" (1977)_ nearly 20 years earlier. See more »

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Penelope Keith runs this show!
17 June 2008 | by SylSee all my reviews

Penelope Keith CBE OBE is better remembered for her roles as Audrey Fforbes-Hamilton in "To the Manor Born" and "The Good Life" as Marjery Ledbetter. In this series which was prematurely shortened, she and William Gaunt plays parents and grandparents who must raise their three orphaned grandchildren after their son and daughter-in-law have died in a car accident. The children are now orphaned and now must be raised by their grandparents who are not normally affectionate towards children even their own son. The news and circumstances that they must endure but the writers do a splendid job in bringing the unlikely pair of grandparents who probably would prefer traveling the world rather than raising their own grandchildren. This show could have been a hit if it was allowed too.


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