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12 x 60 min episodes
The Tonsleys and the Benges – two large inter-related south London families – reunite when the oldest member of the family is awarded a British Empire medal, but they remain far from convinced that blood is thicker than water.
Through two series of hour-long Thames black-comedy-dramas, with such veteran names as Max Wall and Joan Sims among the cast, the clans were ever at loggerheads.
In the process, Annie finally snuffs it; Stephen Benge and Dennis Tonsley go to Venice (Stephen to see his one true love, Iris; Dennis to sell baby furniture to the Italians); Frank Benge continues to put up with the twins; Rose Tonsley dreams of Stephen and Iris at the altar again; and Frank and Ray end up in hospital.
But all came good at the end as Ray and Marge emigrate, Pam finds a man, Molly (the widowed licensee of the Crown and Sceptre) and Arthur get married, and Stephen settles for gardening.
Together Again | Dreamboats | S.W.A.L.K | How Do You Feel When You Marry Your Ideal? | Ever So Goosey | Napooh. . . Toodle-oo | Meeting Your Obligations | C’est Si Bon | Italian Overture | Next Day On Your Dressing Room | Nothing To Spoil Our Joy | Don’t Cry For Me Wandsworth High Street