A 41 year old man is unable to leave home because of his domineering mother.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ronnie Corbett ...  Timothy Lumsden 42 episodes, 1981-1988
Barbara Lott Barbara Lott ...  Mrs. Lumsden 42 episodes, 1981-1988
William Moore William Moore ...  Mr. Lumsden 42 episodes, 1981-1988
Marguerite Hardiman Marguerite Hardiman ...  Muriel 26 episodes, 1981-1988
Roy Holder ...  Frank 20 episodes, 1981-1988
Derek Fuke Derek Fuke ...  Kevin 18 episodes, 1982-1988
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A 41 year old man is unable to leave home because of his domineering mother.

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He's still Mummy's little boy...

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English

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12 March 1981 (UK) See more »

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(42 episodes)

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By 1982, it was getting ten million viewers. The next sitcom to fill its slot was Only Fools and Horses (1981) which was getting nine million at the time. The BBC were not happy they had lost a million of the viewership and considered canceling Only Fools in its early days. See more »

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Sydney Lumsden: Language Timothy!
Timothy Lumsden: Oh shut up father!
Sydney Lumsden: Fair enough!
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Referenced in The Thick of It: Episode #3.6 (2009) See more »

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Sorry!
Composed by [name=nm0170321] and Hugh Wisdom
Arranged by Ronnie Hazlehurst
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Would you believe that this program ran for SEVEN years?
24 August 2017 | by khunkrumarkSee all my reviews

I passed on this little gem the first time around but now I'm older, I am really enjoying it.

Another reviewer put it best for me... "Not too keen at the time, but looking back, a little masterpiece."

And that's exactly how I feel about this. Mind you, I still hate the opening credits and theme song. Just awful, both then and now!

As a youngster, I loved listening to Ronnie Corbett's monologues in 'The Two Ronnies'. This for me was the best bit of the show. He'd be telling an anecdote or a joke and get endlessly sidetracked into other areas of conversation. It was a hilarious and masterful comedy routine. It looked ad-libbed but every utterance was very carefully written and rehearsed.

This series is almost like those monologues as a youthful Ronnie Corbett gets the lions share of the lines and the rest of the cast show up with the intention of sidetracking him from what he wants to do!

The main character is a 41-year-old man still living at home with his domineering mum and submissive father. Although his life hasn't turned out the way he thought it would, he's pretty upbeat about his lot and stumbles onwards and upwards through a series of unoriginal challenges. There's nothing inspirational or groundbreaking about this British comedy... just lots of gentle humor.

If you like Ronnie Corbett or nostalgic British comedy, you could do a lot worse than re-visit this charming program. Would you believe that this program ran for SEVEN years?


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