1 9 9 1 (Australia)
7 x 25 minute episodes
Written by Geoffrey Atherden and directed by Geoff Portmann (the team behind Mother and Son), this comedy series from ABC TV (Australia) once again starred Garry McDonald – this time as Frank Rose, a divorced man looking after his two conniving children, 15-year-old Zoe (remarkably acted by young Rebecca Smart) and Jake (Justin Rosniak).
His insecure, self-indulgent ex-wife, Kathy (Judy Morris), was less than enthusiastic about sharing the burden and was more interested in “finding herself” by pursuing fleeting romances and sexual encounters with as many men as possible.
Zoe and Jake were treated like pieces of unwanted furniture as they were shuffled between the parents and tried to cope with the fact that their dad was juggling the affections of two women – nice girl Jill (Susan Lyons) and naughty girl Vanessa (Christine Amor).
Brother-in-law Jerry (Don Barker) was a hearty tradesman quarrelsomely married to Cheryl (). He was an interfering busybody and an appalling gossip who wished he could persuade someone to kidnap his children.