1 9 9 1 (UK)
9 x 30 minute episodes
This short-lived LWT comedy series featured Richard O’Sullivan as Adam Charlesworth – a psychiatrist working from home, and Susan Penhaligon as his ever-loving wife Julia, an ambitious garden designer.
For a medical man, Adam seemed quite thick, with sex on his mind, a weakness for jumping to wrong conclusions (in classical farce tradition) and a willingness to let his patients step out of line.
Following a conveniently mysterious telephone call, for example, he assumed that his wife was pregnant only to eventually learn that she had booked him for a vasectomy.
Adam and Julia had two grown-up children which allowed the generation gap to be exploited.
Dr Malcolm Barclay
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