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Cast

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

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Like running into a wall.
23 September 2003 | by Nick ZbuSee all my reviews

I remember viewing this show on a local PBS station. While I do have a taste for British comedy, the whole dramatic premise just kills it. It could be have been brilliant but the whole idea is flawed: why should we care about three whiny know-it-all brats being taken care of their until-now-unknown grandparents? It's not a show as much as it's being at the funeral of a stranger: you don't know where you fit in, but you rather just be somewhere else. That's how I felt, and felt better when I turned the channel.


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