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Whether she likes it or not the out-spoken, no-nonsense Yorkshire woman Barbara ('Gwen Taylor') has become the agony aunt, problem-solver for her extended family. Her husband, Ted ('Sam ... See full summary »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gwen Taylor ...  Barbara Liversidge 29 episodes, 1995-2003
Sam Kelly ...  Ted Liversidge 29 episodes, 1995-2003
Benedict Sandiford Benedict Sandiford ...  Neil Liversidge 26 episodes, 1999-2003
Mark Benton ...  Martin Pond 24 episodes, 1999-2003
Elizabeth Carling ...  Linda Pond 24 episodes, 1999-2003
Sherrie Hewson ...  Jean 21 episodes, 1999-2003
Madge Hindle Madge Hindle ...  Doreen 20 episodes, 1995-2003
John Arthur ...  Phil 16 episodes, 1999-2003
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Whether she likes it or not the out-spoken, no-nonsense Yorkshire woman Barbara ('Gwen Taylor') has become the agony aunt, problem-solver for her extended family. Her husband, Ted ('Sam Kelly'), has the most amazing of adventures whilst driving his cab everyday whilst her outrageous son-in-law, Martin (Mark Benton), seems to investigate the most bizarre news stories for the local television station. Even at work she can't escape as she gets it in one ear from the other receptionist, Doreen (Madge Hindle), whose husband becomes involved in the most perverse of activities and in the other from her sister Jean (Sherrie Hewson) who positively enjoys relating her latest sexual conquests. Through it all Barbara struggles vainly on hoping one day for a quieter life! Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Her family, her house, her rules!

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1995 (UK) See more »

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Carlton Television See more »
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Runtime:

(29 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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I like it but i can see what others are saying
12 April 2015 | by deem_bastilleSee all my reviews

I saw this show back in the early turn of the (new) century and I in general, liked it a lot.

I can see what others are saying in the 'wasted talent' and 'where is this going' areas but I guess, when the show is supposed to be carried by one person, the supporting players shouldn't be funnier than the headliner.

The episode with the taxidermy neighbor is in fact, funnier than the other review stated. you just have to be in tune with this type of humor and not be deterred by it when taken by surprise.

give it a try. the first season's episodes are a riot.


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