Two passengers meet in reception at Gatwick airport. Although unknown to each other they find they are on the same flight and staying in the same hotel. Two characters as different as chalk...
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Martin is a committee man. He has numerous schemes and committees organised around the neighbourhood. He is so obsessive about every detail of everything he does he is driving his long ... See full summary »
Newlyweds Kate and George Starling begin with George toiling as a junior clerk, his bride a housewife. Kate is soon bored with domesticity and George longs to go out with the boys. A daughter Helen joins the family after several years,
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Two passengers meet in reception at Gatwick airport. Although unknown to each other they find they are on the same flight and staying in the same hotel. Two characters as different as chalk and cheese have a series of misadventures on holiday in Spain.
I too have always remembered this series, but can only recall the details of one of the episodes - where Ralph takes Brian to what he describes as a Spanish "gut" restaurant. In other words authentic rather than tourist-made. Turns out it is someone's house!! I have often wondered why it was never repeated, but one answer may lie in the following.......... Two or three years ago Richard Briers was being interviewed on Radio 5 Live and listeners were asked to phone in with questions. I asked about this programme and what had happened to it. Richard Briers said that, although it was nice of someone to remember it, it wasn't one that he cared to recall. I think he actually described it as a failure. I have often wondered whether part of Martin Byce's character (Ever Decreasing Circles) was drawn from Ralph Tanner.
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