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5.0 out of 5 stars Growing old disgrasefully
Diana and Tom may be drawing their pensions but they are not quite the stereotypical 'little old dears'. Diana is still as politically incorrect as ever and undermines the manager of the retirement home - the idiot Bains at every turn. Tom, her trusted sidekick, is still irritated by his boring son and revolting daughter in law.

This is as good as it was when I...
Published on 26 Aug 2006 by M. J. Collins

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3.0 out of 5 stars arrived on time
but one of the discs wasn't secured in its cover, which resulted in it being scratched causing the dvd to freeze and jump
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Growing old disgrasefully, 26 Aug 2006
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M. J. Collins "mjc121" (uk) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Waiting for God - Series 4 [DVD] (DVD)
Diana and Tom may be drawing their pensions but they are not quite the stereotypical 'little old dears'. Diana is still as politically incorrect as ever and undermines the manager of the retirement home - the idiot Bains at every turn. Tom, her trusted sidekick, is still irritated by his boring son and revolting daughter in law.

This is as good as it was when I first watched it in the 90s.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully funny and superbly scripted., 1 Mar 2014
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Waiting for God was one of the finest shows of the sitcom genre. Wickedly funny on so many levels, the humour relies on the superbly drawn character profiles, combined with excellent realisation by the cast.

If you're new to it, the 'plot' as such centres about a highly intelligent and previously outstandingly successful international photo-journalist, Diana Trent, who finds herself in a retirement home, and her neighbour, an ex-accountant, Tom Ballard, whose son and daughter-in-law now want him out of their house. To compensate for his previously rather staid existence, he invents a form of lunacy, in which he appears to believe he's exploring the Amazon, climbing Everest or going to the moon.

This apparently bizarre setting is rescued from ignominy by superb scripting, excellent acting but, above all, by the tactic of making only one character completely normal, around whom insanity whirls. On paper, this doesn't look much, but on screen it comes alive and it's easy to see why it was Bafta nominated and still shown around the world.

To complete the scene are the home manager, Harvey Baines, the personification of sliminess, and his hapless assistant, Jane, who experiences continual on-going unrequited love for her boss. It is the battles between Baines and Diana which create the tension and humour throughout, and this is aided by appearances from Tom's son and his daughter-in-law, Marion, arguably one of the greatest comedy creations in the show.

This is intelligent humour and outstandingly funny, providing wonderful comic moments as well as the occasional touching interlude, such as when Diana's niece, Sarah, played by Lucy Ashton, the one-time spouse of Martin Clunes, becomes pregnant.

The series is doubly interesting, as it paints the older folk as comparatively well-adjusted and, in Diana's case, extremely successful high achievers, and the younger players as generally inept and naive. The entire series is well worth getting, and will provide hours of cackling amusement.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good old fun when your old..., 21 Feb 2010
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Wayne Higgison "Train MAD" (Australia) - See all my reviews
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This is a very down to earth and straight to the point about life in a aged care facility. The actors do a wonderful job to bring across what it is like for the elderly. This is why this show was a big hit when it was released.

Good viewing for all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars could be me in ? years time, 12 May 2014
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The old series are best
Just as good now as the original
Would recommend to old and young
For a very good laugh
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5.0 out of 5 stars Series Four, 23 April 2014
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Oh how I love these two characters. Diane's straight-forward talking, and Tom's "wandering into his own little world" are sooooo funny. I'm almost sorry that I've only got one more series to watch. But looking forward to it nonetheless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars review, 10 Aug 2013
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as this is a christmas present i have not yet watched the dvd. but i the dvd as still in it rabber i should work the dvd was sent out and deliverd at really high speed which i was really happy with
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5.0 out of 5 stars waiting for god, 18 July 2013
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once this dvd arrived so I was able to enjoyed all dvds in one go. These are timeless and very funny
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best Britian comedys ever brilliant cast as acting, 5 Jun 2013
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Brilliant show and brilliant acting,well worth the money,and the two main main cast brilliant Stephanie Cole truly one of the finest actors our country has produce,as truly one of the greats Graham Crowden,up there with Only fools.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Funny, 4 Jun 2013
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Was very funny, really enjoyed the whole series. Would not recommend it to families as has got on and off swearing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 26 Feb 2013
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Mr. R. A. Jenkins (Surrey, England) - See all my reviews
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Loved it when it was on TV. still love it on DVD. This program was a hoot, shame it is not repeated anymore.
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