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0101The Older Man1985041720210826 (BBC7)Widow Sarah battles to bring up her 18-year-old daughter Clare, hindered by her meddling mother Eleanor.

The debut episode of SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Starring PRUNELLA SCALES as Sarah, JOAN SANDERSON as Eleanor, BENJAMIN WHITROW as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and JAMES GRIFFITHS as Nick.

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1985.

Widow Sarah is bringing up her daughter, with a meddling mother.

0102Moving1985042420210902 (BBC7)Her daughter wants to move out. Her mother wants to move in, but should Sarah just sell up?

SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Starring PRUNELLA SCALES as Sarah, JOAN SANDERSON as Eleanor, BENJAMIN WHITROW as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Marion Bailey as Janie.

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1985.

Her daughter wants to move out. Her mother wants to move in. Should Sarah just sell up?

0103The Cowboy1985050120210909 (BBC7)Sarah's mother and daughter gang up on her when she hires a cheap builder with big brown eyes...

SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Starring PRUNELLA SCALES as Sarah, JOAN SANDERSON as Eleanor, BENJAMIN WHITROW as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Leo Dolan as Terry.

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1985.

Sarah's mother and daughter gang up on her when she hires a builder.

0104The Dinner Party1985050820210916 (BBC7)Sarah plays hostess, Mother plays the martyr and daughter Clare holds a flat-warming party.

SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Starring PRUNELLA SCALES as Sarah, JOAN SANDERSON as Eleanor, BENJAMIN WHITROW as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare, RICHARD DAVIES as Leo Dolan and Ellen McIntosh as Gwen.

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1985.

Sarah plays hostess, Mother plays the martyr and Clare holds a flat-warming party.

0105Gossip1985051520210923 (BBC7)Rumours abound - as Sarah and her mother unwittingly conspire together.

SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Starring PRUNELLA SCALES as Sarah, JOAN SANDERSON as Eleanor, BENJAMIN WHITROW as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and John Nettleton as the Vicar.

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1985.

Rumours abound as Sarah and her mother unwittingly conspire together.

0106Mr Right1985052220210930 (BBC7)Sarah meets her daughter Clare's boyfriend, while her mother Eleanor interferes.

SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

CAST:

Sarah . PRUNELLA SCALES

Eleanor . JOAN SANDERSON

Russell . BENJAMIN WHITROW

Clare . Gerry Cowper

David . NIGEL WILLIAMS

Four radio series were made, but instead of then moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1985.

Sarah meets her daughter Clare's boyfriend, while her mother interferes.

0107The Spectre At The Feast1985052920211007 (BBC7)Widow Sarah is wary of matchmakers - and her mother Eleanor's interference.

SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Starring PRUNELLA SCALES as Sarah, JOAN SANDERSON as Eleanor, BENJAMIN WHITROW as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and MARK KINGston as Chris.

Four radio series were made, but instead of then moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1985.

Angry widow Sarah dodges matchmakers and her mother's interference.

0108Going Away1985060520211014 (BBC7)Sarah's keen to book a holiday, but can't get away from her family.

SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Starring PRUNELLA SCALES as Sarah, JOAN SANDERSON as Eleanor, BENJAMIN WHITROW as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Mary Maddox as Alison.

Four radio series were made, but instead of then moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1985.

Sarah is keen to book a holiday, but can't get away from her family.

0201Memory Games1986081620211216 (BBC7)Mother, you are doing it again. You are defining us. And what's more, you are wrong. Henry was lovely and endearing, but he wasn't practical. He couldn't organise himself out of a paper bag.'.

Daughter Clare's trivia quiz helps Sarah with all her memories of late husband Henry.

SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Sarah ...... PRUNELLA SCALES

Eleanor ...... JOAN SANDERSON

Russell ...... BENJAMIN WHITROW

Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

Miles ...... David Quilter

Quizmaster .... Graham Blockey

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1986.

Daughter Clare's trivia quiz helps Sarah with all her memories of her late husband.

0202The Romantic Approach1986082320211223 (BBC7)It's amazing how much harm winning a war does for the moral fibre of a nation. I mean, you'd never have seen WINSTON CHURCHILL walking around with a personal stereo.' Clare's been dumped, Eleanor finds a friend and Sarah's listening. SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye. Sarah ...... PRUNELLA SCALES

Eleanor ...... JOAN SANDERSON

Russell ...... BENJAMIN WHITROW

Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

Aubrey ...... LOCKWOOD WEST

Delivery boy ...... David Learner Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV, Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network. Producer: PETE ATKIN First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1986.

Clare has been dumped, Eleanor finds a friend and Sarah is listening.

0203The Cold1986083020211230 (BBC7)Some people like all the pampering and self-indulgence that goes with being ill, and some of us just don't. It really comes down to whether one's a selfish sort of person or not. Sarah, her mother Eleanor and daughter Clare battle with colds - and each other. SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye. Sarah ...... PRUNELLA SCALES

Eleanor ...... JOAN SANDERSON

Russell ...... BENJAMIN WHITROW

Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

Doctor ...... Peter Howell Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network. Producer: PETE ATKIN First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in August 1986.

0204Bedside Manners1986090620220106 (BBC7)You hear of people going into hospital for simple routine tests, and then it turns out they've got something quite ghastly.' Poorly Sarah's in hospital and must cope with visits from her mother and daughter. SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye. Sarah ...... PRUNELLA SCALES

Eleanor ...... JOAN SANDERSON

Russell ...... BENJAMIN WHITROW

Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

The Sister ...... DEBORAH FINDLAY Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network. Producer: PETE ATKIN First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1986.

Poorly Sarah is in hospital and must cope with visits from her mother and daughter.

0205The Kitten1986091320220113 (BBC7)'One kitten looks pretty much like another kitten so far as I'm concerned. They're just small versions of cats. And I'm not that keen on cats.'

Sarah and her mother disagree over tidiness of the house - until a visitor arrives...

SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Sarah ...... PRUNELLA SCALES

Eleanor ...... JOAN SANDERSON

Russell ...... BENJAMIN WHITROW

Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

Policeman ...... Michael Hadley

Percy Bradshaw ...... SIMON BRETT

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1986.

Sarah and her mother disagree over house tidiness, until a visitor arrives.

0206The Married Man1986092020220120 (BBC7)'Many people have found that a couple of months negotiating gear levers in golf-club car parks can rather take the edge off romance.'

Clare's latest love affair proves difficult to keep secret from granny Eleanor.

SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Sarah ...... PRUNELLA SCALES

Eleanor ...... JOAN SANDERSON

Russell ...... BENJAMIN WHITROW

Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1986.

0207The Other Married Man1986092720220127 (BBC7)'I can tell when she's being deceitful. There's an expression that comes into her face. I remember when she was only two and she cut all Rosie's hair off.'

Sarah tries keeping her affair secret, but her mother Eleanor can sniff out deceit.

SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Sarah ...... PRUNELLA SCALES

Eleanor ...... JOAN SANDERSON

Russell ...... BENJAMIN WHITROW

Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

James ...... Edward de Souza

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1986.

0208The Teapot1986100420220203 (BBC7)Eleanor wants a video player but how can she raise the cash?

SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Sarah ...... PRUNELLA SCALES

Eleanor ...... JOAN SANDERSON

Russell ...... BENJAMIN WHITROW

Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

The Valuer ...... NICHOLAS LE PREVOST

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV, Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1986.

Eleanor wants a video player, but how can she raise the cash?

0301Wedding Bells1987092220220310/7) (BBC7)'Well, I think it's a mother's duty to keep a maternal eye on her daughter's emotional entanglements. That's what I always tried to do with you. You know, subtly. At a distance.'

Eleanor has plans for nuptials in the family, but the family has other ideas...

SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Sarah ...... PRUNELLA SCALES

Eleanor ...... JOAN SANDERSON

Russell ...... BENJAMIN WHITROW

Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1987.

0302Poor Relations1987092920220317 (BBC7)'No, they're lovely. They'd never make me feel awkward. They'll keep inviting me, even if I never ask them back. That's not the problem. It's my pride. I want to be equal with them. I don't want to traipse around in their wake like something out of Anita Brookner.'

Proud Sarah suffers her mother's nosiness, as well as some unexpected advances.

SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Sarah ...... PRUNELLA SCALES

Eleanor ...... JOAN SANDERSON

Russell ...... BENJAMIN WHITROW

Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

Neville ...... Ian Thompson

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1987.

Proud Sarah suffers her mother's nosiness as well as some unexpected advances.

0303Guilty Secrets1987100620220324 (BBC7)'She does have her sensitivities. And this.... for a woman ... any woman ... even my mother - I'd have thought it would strike at the whole image she has of her entire marriage.'

Sarah tidies up husband Henry's study four years after his death.

SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Sarah ...... PRUNELLA SCALES

Eleanor ...... JOAN SANDERSON

Russell ...... BENJAMIN WHITROW

Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

Rod ...... PAUL SIRR

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV , Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 1987.

0304Lines Of Communication1987101320220331 (BBC7)'It's been wonderfully peaceful. Or it would have been if I hadn't felt so guilty all the time.'

Sarah and her mother Eleanor wage a war of attrition, until Russell steps in.

SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Sarah ...... PRUNELLA SCALES

Eleanor ...... JOAN SANDERSON

Russell ...... BENJAMIN WHITROW

Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1987.

0305Intellectual Aspirations1987102020220407 (BBC7)'... but he did look at you twice. So clearly you have something that appeals to him other than your ability to discuss Schopenhauer's Weltanschauung.'

Clare's seeing graduate Julian, but his brainy parents make her feel inadequate.

Simon Brett's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Sarah ...... Prunella Scales

Eleanor ...... Joan Sanderson

Russell ...... Benjamin Whitrow

Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

Julian ...... Jasper Jacob

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1987.

Clare is seeing graduate Julian, but his brainy parents make her feel inadequate.

Prunella Scales stars in the sitcom about three generations of women in one family.

0306A Box Of Chocolates1987102720220414 (BBC7)'Any treaty drawn up with my mother would have to include strict boundary agreements. I'm afraid she has the same attitude to frontiers as Genghis Khan. And now I come to think of it, the similarities don't end there.'

When Sarah meets an old flame 30 years on, her mother manages to interrupt them once again.

Simon Brett's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Sarah ...... Prunella Scales

Eleanor ...... Joan Sanderson

Russell ...... Benjamin Whitrow

Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

Peter ...... Tom Wilkinson

Doctor ...... Julie Berry

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in October 1987.

When Sarah sees an old flame 30 years on, her mother interrupts them once again.

Prunella Scales stars in the sitcom about three generations of women in one family.

0307Different Viewpoints1987110320220421 (BBC7)'If the television is a guest in the house, it's rude to exclude it from the conversation. If the television says something, then one would be impolite not to respond to it.'

Sarah is irritated by her mother Eleanor's opinions on TV - and every other subject...

SIMON BRETT's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Sarah ...... PRUNELLA SCALES

Eleanor ...... JOAN SANDERSON

Russell ...... BENJAMIN WHITROW

Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

Producer: PETE ATKIN

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1987.

Sarah is irritated by her mother Eleanor's opinions on TV and every other subject.

PRUNELLA SCALES stars in the sitcom about three generations of women in one family.

0308The End Of A Chapter1987111020220428 (BBC7)'The status quo does suit me rather well.'

Sarah's off to Florence, but worries about her mother - and shock news from Clare.

Simon Brett's comedy about three generations of women - struggling to cope after the death of Sarah's GP husband - who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Sarah ...... Prunella Scales

Eleanor ...... Joan Sanderson

Russell ...... Benjamin Whitrow

Clare ...... Gerry Cowper

Julian ...... Jasper Jacob

Four radio series were made, but instead of moving to BBC TV - Thames Television produced 'After Henry' for the ITV network.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in November 1987.

Sarah is off to Florence but worries about her mother, plus there's shock news from Clare.

Prunella Scales stars in the sitcom about three generations of women in one family.