Home Television Comedy Don’t Wait Up

Don’t Wait Up

1 9 8 3 (UK)

Comedy series (by George Layton) about young Tom Latimer (Nigel Havers) who moves in to share a flat with his father, Toby (Tony Britton) when both their marriages have broken down. Both Tom and Toby are also doctors.

Toby’s politely estranged wife, Angela (Dinah Sheridan), has never had to work for a living which is patently obvious when she helps her son out in his surgery when his regular receptionist has to go to Greenham Common to visit her daughter.

Angela throws the surgery into utter chaos and has an irresistible urge to make cups of tea for all the patients.


Tom’s ex-wife, on the other hand, is a monster who spends her time going to dance classes and has health food lunches and a very bad temper.

Dr Tom Latimer
Nigel Havers
Dr Toby Latimer

Tony Britton
Angela Latimer

Dinah Sheridan
Lady Greyshott

Joan Ryan
dontwaitup4Madeleine Forbes
Susan Skipper
Mr Burton

Timothy Bateson
Helen Latimer

Jane How

Peggy Sinclair
Dr Charles Cartwright

Richard Heffer
Felicity Spicer-Gibbs

Jane Booker