Eccentric Tom Ballard moves to Bayview Retirement Vilage. He moves next door to a former reporter, Diane Trent, a fiesty old woman who complains about everything. Harvey Baines, the head of Bayview, constently finds himself in conflict with the two old folks. They want decent living standards, while Baines prefers everything that will save money.
Last Episode05x08 A Double Wedding? Aired: Oct. 27, 1994
After confiding her doubts about marriage to Sarah, Diana has a raucous hen night with male strippers while Tom's stag night is a very staid …
Series Fun Facts
- The role of Harvey Baines was written for a fat man in his 50s.
- The "tunneling out of Colditz" movie, that Tom most frequently pretends he's part of, is The Great Escape.
- Despite Betty Craddock's objections, the idea of having two rather than three Wise Men in the Nativity scene is not without precedent. The original story in the Gospel of Saint Matthew stated…
[show]Despite Betty Craddock's objections, the idea of having two rather than three Wise Men in the Nativity scene is not without precedent. The original story in the Gospel of Saint Matthew stated only that the birth of the Jewish Messiah was visited by "wise men" with no number given. Some early Christian art examples show only two, while others have as many as six. The number of three came to be most commonly agreed on, most likely to synchronize with the number of gifts (gold, frankincense, and myrrh), or to represent the three recognized continents of the time: Europe, Africa, and Asia.