1 9 8 1 – 1 9 8 2 (UK)
13 x 30 minute episodes
Henry Nunn (Robin Bailey) is a 60-year-old librarian stifled by his marriage to Sybil and his suburban life in Datchet, until – upon inheriting a house from his late Uncle Crispin – he leaves her behind and moves north to his new home in the (fictitious) Midlands town of Stackley – the scene of his formative years.
He finds the house on Duke Street already occupied by a squatter – green-haired punk rocker Alex (Christopher Fulford), and other Stackley locals become a regular part of his daily life, including Mumtaz the shopkeeper (Nadim Sawalha) – casual racism was still rife on the telly in the early 80s – and his amiable, yoghurt obsessed, working-class neighbours, Doreen (Diana Rayworth) and Tom (David Hargreaves), a militant shop steward, nicknamed “Commie Tommy”.
All of them use Henry’s house as something of a stopping off point during their daily life, much to his irritation.
The Thames TV comedy ran for two series in 1981 and 1982.
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