1 9 8 8 (UK)
26 x 30 minute episodes
Bearded, bespectacled and overweight English teacher Trevor Beasley (Richard Griffiths) and his long-suffering and loving wife, Carol (Frances de la Tour in her first comedy series since Rising Damp) reluctantly move from Bolton and head south of the Watford Gap to live among the uncivilised inhabitants of the Home Counties.
Carol has had baby Og (Christopher Rothwell) late in life and is stuck at home and bored. Trevor is stuck firmly in the past and finds it increasingly difficult to adjust to the 1980s.
When he reunites with his old boyhood friend Brian (Tim Healy) – who runs the local fish and chip shop – everything seems great. But when they realise they have very different ideas about what happened in the past, it makes their relationship a little prickly.
Sunday socialist Trevor – who has Labour ideals but lives the life of a Tory – shares his philosophical ramblings with Brian.
Frances de la Tour