John Thaw is Henry Willows, a middle-aged man in middle-management who has been divorced from his wife for seven years and is perfectly happy with the arrangement. Apart from his prudish ...
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John Thaw is Henry Willows, a middle-aged man in middle-management who has been divorced from his wife for seven years and is perfectly happy with the arrangement. Apart from his prudish and pernickety daily cleaner, Enid (Elizabeth Bennett), he's alone - and revels in his hard-won solitude. However, Henry's serenity is shattered when, out of the blue, his eldest child, Matthew (Reece Dinsdale), turns up on his doorstep. It seems that Matthew is disenchanted with life at home because of his mum's new boyfriend, and he wants to stay with his dad - for good.
Yes definitely underrated as a comedy. This gem is currently re-running on one of UK Freeview (FreeSat) channels albeit at 6 AM (!). But it is well worth getting up to see or setting TiVo to record. The late - and great - John Thaw is now much better known for his role as the Police Detective Inspector Morse, a VERY serious grumpy character. A brilliant creation and characterisation with near perfect performances. But this is a rare glimpse into John pre-immortalisation as Morse - and he is equally brilliant. Fantastic dead-pan delivery of lines, beautifully acted with a very small support cast. It has been overlooked for too long and should be given more prominent re-run space.
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