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It Takes a Worried Man,
This review is from: It Takes A Worried Man - The Complete Series 1 - [ITV] - [Network] - [DVD] (DVD)
Oh boy! I was so glad to finally get my hands on this after all these years.
I was even happier to find that it was every bit as good as I remember. I could even remember some of the lines after all this time (and we didn't have video recorders then!) Peter Tilbury also created and wrote the best episodes of 'Shelley' (it just wasn't the same when Guy Jenkin took over, sadly).
Nicholas Le Prevost is a joy to watch too as the psychiatrist who constantly complains of his own problems. His wretched and heartfelt cry of "oooooh God!" (with head in hands) became almost a punch line in our house whenever anything was wrong! And of course he was fabulous in 'Motley Hall' too.
Andrew Tourell as 'The Old Man' (Tilbury's boss) is magnificently hangdog and also uses his idle employee as a dumping ground for his own problems which are fabulously surreal though completely believable!
While all the characters seem utterly desperate, they do show us how ridiculously funny unhappiness can be! I'm sure there's some wisdom in that. Or a reason to pursue a career in psychiatry!
Peter Tilbury wrote as well as starred in 'Worried Man' and I can't wait for the second series to become available. He vanished from our screens not long after and only reappeared many years later in a small part as a manager of a old folk's home in 'Waiting for God' for a while. He's a very, very underrated writer and actor. Where are you Mr. Tilbury? Your country needs you!