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Waiting for God - Series 1 [DVD]
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All seven episodes from the first series of the BBC sitcom, starring Stephanie Cole as Diana Trent and Graham Crowden as Tom Ballard, two prickly residents of the Bayview Retirement Village who aren't quite ready to give up on life yet. In this series, Diana has to do all she can to cheer up Tom after a health scare, Diana might be in trouble after covering up her medical information, and Diana tries to restart her career as a photojournalist. Episodes are: 'Welcome to Bayview'; 'A Trip to Brighton'; 'Cheering Up Tom'; 'The Christening'; 'Fraulein Mueller'; 'The Psychiatrist'; and 'The Helicopter'.
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But, no matter how you slice it, the heart - or should that be hearts? - of the series must be the wonderful Diana Trent and Tom Ballard. Stephanie Cole steals every scene she´s in, and that means almost all of them, and her one-liners and flights of fancy are a wonder to behold.
I have watched BBC release obscure series after obscure series, and enjoyed quite a lot of them, but Waiting For God is one of the best comedy series they ever made, up there with To The Manor Born, Open All Hours and Yes, (Prime) Minister.
I am overjoyed to finally get these episodes on DVD. I couldn´t be happier.
This is one comedy series that is light years head of anything I have watched for a very long time.
Because none of my friends have heard of it I think this must be a much underated sit com. It has been shown on TV recently and I was reminded of just how brillliantly funny it is but does deal with some serious issues especially health issues which are more likely to be encountered as we get older. It is very well written and casted and it's a shame some of them are no longer with us.
Of course comedy is subjective and a lot depends on one's taste in humour but I consider this series to be as good as 'As Time Goes By' and 'The Good Life'. Alas I haven't seen any recently made sit coms that are in the same league.
It would have been nice to be able to buy it as a box set and as I mentioned previously I have experienced issues with Series 2. These are that episodes 7 and 8 don't play and cause my DVD player to hang. Others have experienced similar problems but I understand that the BBC will replace faulty discs although I don't know who to contact regarding this. I suppose I should try Amazon first but I may still receive a faulty replacement.
Set in a retirement home, the comments - jokes and general attitude towards these "lovely old folk" is hilarious to watch. Well acted, and with some thought given to how people who do live in these homes actually feel, and a hint as to how they may be perceived by those charged with caring for them, this is a treat to watch.
Highlighting some of the intricacies and foibles of growing old. Hopefully gracefully, not always dignified.
Highly recommended for an enjoyable viewing.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Enjoyable with none of the foul mouthed so called
comedy of today.
Older people refusing to conform
Love this series. Graham Crowden and Stephanie cole as the two in the home causing trouble and mahem and the 'idiot' Baines who runs it . So many characters in this. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paula C
I bought it as a gift for some friends so I have no idea what it's like. They liked it.Published 7 months ago by Olive Perry