When Pauline Paradise (Alison Steadman) retires from her job as a lollipop lady and returns home, she looks around to see what her future holds. And doesnât like what she sees. A non-communicative husband, âsilentâ Ken (Duncan Preston) and the endless demands of her beloved, adult children and their offspring. So this quintessential family woman â the matriarch of the family and everybodyâs rock â decides to walk out on her life. She doesnât go very far though â just a few roads away to live with her sister, Rowan (Celia Imrie), whoâs led a very different life to Pauline and is now mad about married man, Tommy (Larry Lamb). This double DVD brings all six episodes of ITV1âs big, buoyant, colourful comedy drama together along with extras including deleted scenes and Q? with the cast and writerâ¢
just finished watching this series over 2 nights, loved it, great acting, what a treat to see Celia Imrie and Alison Steadman together. I thought the ending was a bit flat, but maybe there is a second series coming. Just one wish if there is another series planned, get rid of one of the characters, don't want to kill anyone off, but make Kevin (the oldest son) emigrate to New Zealand or Canada - not to Australia, that's where I am and we already have enough idiotic, loud, insensative, obnoxious, rugby/football playing twits here. Seriously I could not stand him, that's the only thing that spoiled the show a bit for me.