After Henry

Prunella Scales stars as Sarah in Simon Brett's sitcom about three generations of women who never see eye to eye.

With Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, and Benjamin Whitrow.

Episodes

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A trivia quiz leads into Clare being asked questions about her late father, Henry. With Gerry Cowper and Prunella Scales.

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A trivia quiz leads into Clare being asked questions about her late father, Henry. With Gerry Cowper and Prunella Scales.

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Sitcom from Simon Brett about three generations of women who never quite see eye-to-eye.

A Week Of Sundays20171222

The family decide to break from tradition and make alternative festive arrangements.

Sitcom about three generations of women in one family, starring Prunella Scales

"It seemed a bit sad that we weren't doing the full Christmas bit this year, and I thought maybe it'd be a good idea if we had our own little Christmas lunch on Sunday..."

Sarah bickers with daughter Clare and mother Eleanor bicker over their festive planning.

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, Gerry Cowper as Clare, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell and Alan Thompson as the Customer.

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 December 1985.

A Week Of Sundays20171223
Christmas Special 1987 - The Season Of Relative Goodwill20071221 BT=1730 (BBC7)
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Eleanor has a strict Christmas Day timetable. Will it be kept to? Starring Prunella Scales.

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Claire wants to move out, Eleanor wants to move in, Sarah thinks of selling up altogether. Episode 2 of 8.

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Sarah is missing Clare, and her mother is still being irritating. Comedy with Prunella Scales. Episode 1 of 8.

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Clare is back from Australia without Julian. What's been going on? Sarah delves and Eleanor spins. With Prunella Scales. Episode 3 of 8.

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The End of a Chapter

'The status quo does suit me rather well.'

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Sarah hates being treated like 'the little widow'. When an invite arrives, she fears the hostess is matchmaking. Episode 7 of 8.

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Sitcom from Simon Brett about three generations of women who never quite see eye-to-eye. Episode 2 of 8.

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Prunella Scales stars as Sarah in Simon Brett's sitcom about three generations of women who never see eye to eye.

With Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, and Benjamin Whitrow.Widow Sarah is bringing up her daughter, with a meddling mother.

With Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, and Benjamin Whitrow.

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

Widow Sarah is bringing up her daughter, with a meddling mother. Simon Brett's sitcom stars Prunella Scales. From April 1985.

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.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1985.

Widow Sarah is bringing up her daughter, with a meddling mother. From April 1985.

Widow Sarah brings up her daughter, with interference from her demanding mother.

Comedy by Simon Brett about three generations of women who never quite manage to see eye to eye. Starring Prunella Scales. Episode 1 of 8.

Three generations of women who never quite manage to see eye to eye. Starring Prunella Scales.

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Her daughter wants to move out.

Her mother wants to move in, but should Sarah sell up?

Her daughter wants to move out, her mother wants to move in and Sarah thinks of selling up

Her daughter wants to move out, her mother wants to move in, and Sarah thinks of selling up altogether.

Clare wants to move out.

Eleanor wants to move in and Sarah thinks of selling up altogether.

Claire wants to move out, Eleanor wants to move in, Sarah thinks of selling up altogether.

Her daughter wants to move out. Her mother wants to move in. Should Sarah just sell up? Stars Prunella Scales. From April 1985.

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

Her daughter wants to move out. Her mother wants to move in, but should Sarah sell up?

Her daughter wants to move out. Her mother wants to move in, but should Sarah sell up? Stars Prunella Scales. From April 1985.

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.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in April 1985.

Claire wants to move out. Eleanor wants to move in and Sarah thinks of selling up altogether.

Clare wants to move out. Eleanor wants to move in and Sarah thinks of selling up altogether. Episode 2 of 8.

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

From May 1985.

Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.

Eleanor and Clare gang up on Sarah as the builders come in to start work on the basement flat.

Sarah's mother and daughter gang up on her when she hires a builder. Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. From May 1985.

Sarah's mother and daughter gang up on her when she hires a builder. From May 1985.

Sarah's mother and daughter gang up on her, when the builders arrive at the flat.

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.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1985.

Three generations of women who never quite manage to see eye to eye. Starring Prunella Scales.

Eleanor and Clare gang up on Sarah as the builders come in to start work on the basement flat. Episode 3 of 8.

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

With Prunella Scales.

From May 1985.

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

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

These three things are not unrelated.

Sarah plays hostess, mother plays the martyr and daughter Clare holds a flat-warming party. With Prunella Scales. From May 1985.

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.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1985.

Sarah plays hostess, Mother plays the martyr and Clare holds a flat-warming party. These three things are not unrelated. Episode 4 of 8.

Three generations of women who never quite manage to see eye to eye. With Prunella Scales.

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Rumours abound - as Sarah and her mother unwittingly conspire together.

The rumour mill goes into overdrive as Sarah and her mother unwittingly conspire together.

Rumours abound as Sarah and her mother unwittingly conspire together. Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. From May 1985.

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.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1985.

The rumour mill goes into overdrive as Sarah and her mother unwittingly conspire together. Episode 5 of 8.

There's gossip doing the rounds in Simon Brett's sitcom. Starring Prunella Scales.

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

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

Sarah meets daughter Clare's boyfriend, while her mother interferes. Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. From May 1985.

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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Nigel Williams as David.

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

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1985.

Three generations of women who never quite manage to see eye to eye.

Three generations of women who never quite manage see eye to eye. Starring Prunella Scales.

Comedy by Simon Brett about three generations of women who never quite agree. Sarah meets her daughter's boyfriend.

Comedy by Simon Brett about three generations of women who never quite agree. Sarah meets her daughter's boyfriend. Episode 6 of 8.

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

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.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 1985.

Angry widow Sarah dodges matchmakers - and her mother's interference. From May 1985.

Sarah rages against being treated like 'the little widow'. Starring Prunella Scales.

Angry widow Sarah dodges matchmakers - and her mother's interference. Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. From May 1985.

From May 1985.

Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.

Sarah hates being treated like 'the little widow'.

When an invite arrives, she fears the hostess is matchmaking.

Sarah is increasingly annoyed by the ill-advised match-making of well meaning friends.

Sarah rages against being treated like 'the little widow'. When an invite arrives she fears the host is matchmaking. Episode 7 of 8.

Sarah rages against being treated like 'the little widow'. And when an invite arrives she fears the host is matchmaking. Episode 7 of 8.

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

It's time to book a holiday, but Sarah just cannot get away from her family.

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

Sarah is keen to book a holiday, but can't get away from her family. Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. From June 1985.

Sarah's keen to book a holiday, but can't get away from her family. From June 1985.

Sarah's keen to book a holiday, but can't get away from her family. Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. From June 1985.

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.

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1985.

It's time to book a holiday, but Sarah just cannot get away from her family. With Prunella Scales. Episode 8 of 8.

It's time to book a holiday, but Sarah just cannot get away from her family. With Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. Episode 8 of 8.

Three generations of women who never quite manage see eye to eye.

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The family decide to break from tradition and make alternative festive arrangements.

The family decide to break from tradition and make alternative festive arrangements. Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.

"It seemed a bit sad that we weren't doing the full Christmas bit this year, and I thought maybe it'd be a good idea if we had our own little Christmas lunch on Sunday..."

Sarah bickers with daughter Clare and mother Eleanor bicker over their festive planning.

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, Gerry Cowper as Clare, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell and Alan Thompson as the Customer.

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 December 1985.

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

Daughter Clare's trivia quiz helps Sarah with all the 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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare, David Quilter as Miles and Graham Blockey as the Quizmaster.

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's trivia quiz helps Sarah in coming to terms with her late husband's memory.

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

Daughter Clare's trivia quiz helps Sarah with all the memories of her late husband. Stars Prunella Scales. From August 1986.

A trivia quiz leads into Clare being asked questions about her late father, Henry.

Clare's trivia quiz helps Sarah in coming to terms with her late husband's memory. Starring Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. Episode 1 of 8.

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

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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare, Lockwood West as Aubrey and David Learner as the Delivery boy.

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's been dumped, Eleanor finds a friend and Sarah's listening. From August 1986.

Clare's been dumped, Eleanor finds a friend and Sarah's listening. Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. From August 1986.

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

With Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.

'You'd never have seen Winston Churchill walking around with a personal stereo.

Clare has been dumped, Eleanor finds a friend and Sarah is listening. Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. From August 1986.

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Clare's been dumped, Eleanor finds 'a friend'. And Sarah is listening. With Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. Episode 2 of 8.

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Sarah, her mother Eleanor and daughter Clare battle with colds - and each other.

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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Peter Howell as the Doctor,

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.

Sarah, her mother Eleanor and daughter Clare battle with colds - and each other. Stars Prunella Scales. From August 1986.

Sarah's illness is hijacked by her mother and daughter, as all three battle with colds.

Sarah's illness is hijacked by her mother and daughter, as all three battle with colds and each other.

Stars Prunella Scales.

Sarah's illness is hijacked by her mother and daughter as the three generations of women battle with the cold and each other.

Sarah's illness is hijacked by her mother and daughter as the three generations of women battle with the cold and each other. Episode 3 of 8.

Sarah's illness is hijacked by her mother and daughter, as all three battle with colds and each other. Stars Prunella Scales. Episode 3 of 8.

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

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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Gerry Cowper as Clare, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell and Deborah Findlay as the Sister.

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.

Sarah's recovery from a mystery virus in hospital is not helped by a visit from her mother

Sarah recovers from a mystery virus in hospital, but a visit from her mother does nothing to speed up her recovery.

Starring Prunella Scales.

Poorly Sarah is in hospital and must cope with visits from her mother and daughter. Stars Prunella Scales. From September 1986.

Sarah recovers from a mystery virus in hospital but a visit from her mother does nothing to speed up her recovery. Episode 4 of 8.

Sarah recovers from a mystery virus in hospital, but a visit from her mother does nothing to speed up her recovery. Starring Prunella Scales. Episode 4 of 8.

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

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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare, Michael Hadley as the Policeman and Simon Brett as Percy Bradshaw.

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.

Sarah and her mother disagree over house tidiness - until a visitor arrives. From 1986.

Sarah and her mother disagree over house tidiness - until a visitor arrives. Stars Prunella Scales. From September 1986.

Eleanor and Sarah have different views about what 'tidy' is - until the kitten arrives.

Eleanor and Sarah have different views about what is tidy and what isn't... until the kitten arrives. Episode 5 of 8.

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

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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell and Gerry Cowper as Clare.

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.

Clare's latest love affair proves difficult to keep secret from granny Eleanor. Stars Prunella Scales. From September 1986.

Clare's latest love affair proves difficult to keep secret from granny Eleanor. From 1986.

Clare is having an affair with a married man. Trying to keep it a secret from granny is proving rather difficult. Episode 6 of 8.

Clare is having an affair with a married man and trying to keep it a secret from her grandmother is proving rather difficult. Episode 6 of 8.

Clare's affair with a married man proves difficult to keep secret from granny. Starring Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. Episode 6 of 8.

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

Sarah tries keeping her affair secret, but her mother Eleanor can sniff out deceit. Stars Prunella Scales. From September 1986.

Sarah is having an affair that she's trying to keep from her mother, who can sniff out deceit from a million miles away. Episode 7 of 8.

Sarah is having an affair. Prunella Scales stars in Simon Brett's gentle comedy.

Eleanor can always sniff out deceit and daughter Sarah's trying to keep her affair a secret. Starring Prunella Scales. Episode 7 of 8.

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

Eleanor wants a video player, but how can she raise the cash? Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. From October 1986.

Eleanor wants a video player - but how can she raise the cash? From October 1986.

In order to buy a new video player, Eleanor needs to sell the family's china heirloom.

Eleanor wants a new video player but to get one she's going to have to raise some money and sell the family heirloom - a teapot. Episode 8 of 8.

To buy her new video player, Eleanor needs to sell the family's china heirloom. Starring Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. Episode 8 of 8.

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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Nicholas Le Prevost as the Valuer.

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 1986.

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

Sitcom about three generations of women in one family, starring Prunella Scales

'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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell and Gerry Cowper as Clare.

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 1987.

Eleanor has plans for nuptials in the family - but the family has other ideas. Stars Prunella Scales. From September 1987.

Stars Prunella Scales.

From September 1987.

Mother has plans for nuptials in the family - but the family has other ideas.

Starring Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.

In this first episode of series three, Mother has plans for nuptials in the family, but the family has other ideas. Episode 1 of 8.

Mother has plans for nuptials in the family - but the family has other ideas. Starring Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. Episode 1 of 8.

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

Sitcom about three generations of women in one family, starring Prunella Scales

"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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Ian Thompson as Neville.

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 1987.

Sarah has problems with her pride and Eleanor's nosiness - to say nothing of unexpected advances from a man called Neville.

Sarah has problems with her pride and Eleanor's nosiness - to say nothing of unexpected advances.

Starring Prunella Scales.

Stars Prunella Scales.

From September 1987.

Sarah has problems with her pride, her mother's nosiness and unexpected advances.

Sarah has problems with her pride and her mother's nosiness, to say nothing of unexpected advances.

Proud Sarah suffers her mother's nosiness, as well as some unexpected advances. Stars Prunella Scales. From September 1987.

Sarah has problems with her pride and Eleanor's nosiness. Starring Prunella Scales, Joan Sanderson and Benjamin Whitrow. Episode 2 of 8.

Sarah has problems with her pride and Eleanor's nosiness - to say nothing of unexpected advances from a man called Neville. Episode 2 of 8.

Sarah has problems with her pride and Eleanor's nosiness. Starring Prunella Scales, Joan Sanderson, and Benjamin Whitrow.

Sarah has problems with her pride and Eleanor's nosiness - to say nothing of unexpected advances. Starring Prunella Scales. Episode 2 of 8.

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

Sitcom about three generations of women in one family, starring Prunella Scales

'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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Paul Sirr as Rod.

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 1987.

From October 1987.

Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.

Sarah decides to tidy up Henry's study four years after his death.

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

Starring Prunella Scales, Joan Sanderson and Benjamin Whitrow.

Sarah tidies up husband Henry's study four years after his death. Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. From October 1987.

Sarah tidies up husband Henry's study four years after his death. From October 1987.

Sarah tidies up Henry's study four years after his death. Starring Prunella Scales, Joan Sanderson and Benjamin Whitrow.

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

Sitcom about three generations of women in one family, starring Prunella Scales

'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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell and Gerry Cowper as Clare.

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.

A ridiculous war of attrition begins with a postcard from Mother - and the reintroduction of a special language.

Sarah France is tired of her mother's snooping.

A war of attrition begins with a postcard from Mother - and the reintroduction of a special language.

A war of attrition begins with a postcard from Mother and the use of a special language.

A war of attrition begins with a postcard from Mother and ends with the return of a special language.

Sarah and her mother Eleanor wage a war of attrition, until Russell steps in. Stars Prunella Scales. From October 1987.

A ridiculous war of attrition begins with a postcard from Mother - and the reintroduction of a special language. Episode 4 of 8.

A war of attrition begins with a postcard from Mother - and the reintroduction of a special language. Starring Prunella Scales. Episode 4 of 8.

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

Sitcom about three generations of women in one family, starring Prunella Scales

'... 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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Jasper Jacob as Julian.

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. Stars Prunella Scales. From October 1987.

Sarah's daughter Clare has a handsome, silent new man.

His intellectual parents make her feel rather inadequate.

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

Stars Prunella Scales.

From October 1987.

Clare's seeing a handsome graduate, but his brainy parents are making her feel rather inadequate.

Clare's seeing a handsome graduate, but his brainy parents make her feel rather inadequate

Starring Prunella Scales.

Sarah's daughter Clare has a handsome, silent new man. His intellectual parents make her feel rather inadequate. Episode 5 of 8.

Sarah's daughter Clare has a handsome, silent new man. His intellectual parents make her feel rather inadequate.

Clare's seeing a handsome graduate, but his brainy parents are making her feel rather inadequate. Starring Prunella Scales. Episode 5 of 8.

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

Sitcom about three generations of women in one family, starring Prunella Scales

"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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare, Tom Wilkinson as Peter and Julie Berry as the Doctor.

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.

Some things never change, and thirty years on Eleanor is still interrupting Sarah.

When Sarah sees an old flame 30 years on, her mother interrupts them once again. Stars Prunella Scales. From October 1987.

Some things never change, and 30 years on Eleanor is still interrupting Sarah. Episode 6 of 8.

Some things never change, and thirty years on Eleanor's still interrupting Sarah. Starring Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. Episode 6 of 8.

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

Sitcom about three generations of women in one family, starring Prunella Scales

'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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell and Gerry Cowper as Clare.

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.

Eleanor's viewpoint on every subject available is beginning to irritate Sarah.

Starring Joan Sanderson and Prunella Scales.

Eleanor's views on every subject available is beginning to irritate Sarah.

Sarah is irritated by her mother Eleanor's opinions on TV and every other subject. Stars Prunella Scales. From November 1987.

Eleanor's viewpoint on every subject available is beginning to irritate Sarah. With Joan Sanderson and Prunella Scales.

Eleanor's views on every subject available is beginning to irritate Sarah. Starring Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.

Eleanor's viewpoint on every subject available is beginning to irritate Sarah. Starring Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.

Eleanor's viewpoint on every subject available is beginning to irritate Sarah. Starring Joan Sanderson and Prunella Scales.

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

Sitcom about three generations of women in one family, starring Prunella Scales

"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.

Starring Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Jasper Jacob as Julian.

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.

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Sarah is off to Florence but worries about her mother, plus there's shock news from Clare. Stars Prunella Scales. From November 1987.

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

'The status quo does suit me rather well.'

Stereo (R)

Sarah's missing Clare, and her mother's still being irritating.

With Prunella Scales.

Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson star in Simon Brett's comedy.

Is Sarah finally getting over the death of her late husband?

Sarah's missing Clare, and her mother's still being irritating. With Prunella Scales.

Is Sarah finally getting over Henry? Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson star. Episode 8 of 8.

Is Sarah finally getting over Henry? Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson star.

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Eleanor has a strict Christmas Day timetable.

Will it be kept to?

Sarah's mother makes everyone follow her strict timetable for Christmas Day.

Sarah's mother makes everyone follow her strict timetable for Christmas Day. Stars Prunella Scales. From December 1987.

Christmas Special 1987 - The Season of Relative Goodwill

"Even doing what you always do at Christmas presupposes agreement about exactly what it is that you always do".

Sarah's mother makes everyone follow her strict timetable for Christmas Day. Starring Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. Simon Brett's sitcom, from December 1987.

Eleanor has a strict Christmas Day timetable. Will it be kept to? Christmas special from 1987, starring Prunella Scales.

Sarah's mother makes everyone follow her strict timetable for Christmas Day. From Dec 1987

Sarah's mother makes everyone follow her strict timetable for Christmas Day. Starring Prunella Scales. From December 1987.

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Sarah is missing daughter Clare, and her mother Eleanor is still very irritating.

Sarah is missing daughter Clare, and her mother Eleanor is still very irritating. Stars Prunella Scales. From January 1989.

Sarah is missing daughter Clare, and her mother Eleanor is still being irritating.

Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.

Sarah is missing Claire - and her mother is still annoying.

Sarah is missing Clare, and her mother is still being irritating.

Sarah is missing Clare, and her mother is still being irritating. Comedy with Prunella Scales. Episode 1 of 8.

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With her daughter Clare away in Australia, Sarah decides to rent her flat out.

With her daughter Clare away in Australia, Sarah decides to rent her flat out. Stars Prunella Scales. From January 1989.

With her daughter Clare away in Australia, Sarah decides to rent her flat out. From 1989.

Sarah is keen to rent out Clare's flat while she's away, but is her daughter happy in Australia?

Wondering if her daughter's happy in Australia, Sarah decides to rent her flat out while she's away.

From 1989.

Stars Prunella Scales.

From January 1989.

Wondering if her daughter's happy in Australia, Sarah decides to rent her flat out.

Starring Prunella Scales.

Sarah is keen to rent out Claire's flat while she's away - but is her daughter happy in Australia?

Wondering if her daughter's happy in Australia, Sarah decides to rent her flat out while she's away. Starring Prunella Scales.

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Clare returns from Australia, but where is Julian? Sarah delves and Eleanor spins.

Stars Prunella Scales.

From January 1989.

Clare is back from Australia without Julian.

What's been going on? Sarah delves and Eleanor spins.

Clare is back from Australia without Julian but what is she holding back?

Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.

Clare returns from Australia, but where is Julian? Sarah delves and Eleanor spins. Stars Prunella Scales. From January 1989.

Clare is back from Australia without Julian but what is she holding back? Episode 3 of 8.

Clare is back from Australia without Julian. What's been going on? Sarah delves and Eleanor spins. With Prunella Scales. Episode 3 of 8.

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To steam or not to steam? Sarah and Eleanor argue over potatoes.

To steam or not to steam? Sarah and Eleanor argue over potatoes. Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. From February 1989.

To steam or not to steam? Sarah and Eleanor argue over potatoes. From February 1989.

From February 1989.

Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.

To steam or not to steam? The family join forces for Sunday lunch.

To steam or not to steam? Sarah and her mother argue over cooking the potatoes.

To steam or not to steam? The family join forces for Sunday lunch. With Prunella Scales, Joan Sanderson and Benjamin Whitrow.

To steam or not to steam? Sarah and her mother argue over cooking the potatoes. Starring Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.

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Sarah has a bit of trouble putting up some shelves, but she gets the last laugh.

Sarah has a bit of trouble putting up some shelves, but she gets the last laugh. Stars Prunella Scales. From February 1998.

Sarah has some trouble putting up shelves - but she gets the last laugh.

Sarah has some trouble putting up shelves - but she gets the last laugh. Comedy with Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.

Sarah tries her best to put up shelves. Comedy with Prunella Scales.

Sarah tries her best to put up shelves.

Sarah has some trouble putting up shelves - but she gets the last laugh. Starring Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.

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Eleanor's old snaps spark arguments with Sarah over the past.

From February 1989.

Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.

As Eleanor gets the family album out, the question is: do photographs always tell the truth? With guest star Jean Alexander.

A look through old family photographs stirs memories.

Eleanor gets her old snaps out, but do photographs always tell the truth?

Eleanor gets her old snaps out, but do photographs always tell the truth? Stars Prunella Scales, with guest Jean Alexander.

Eleanor's old snaps spark arguments with Sarah over the past. From February 1989.

Eleanor's old snaps spark arguments with Sarah over the past. Stars Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson. From February 1989.

"Look at this old dear - roses round her cottage door, a cosy smell of making cake wafting from her kitchen. I can imagine a lot of people buying that, putting it in a frame and claiming it as their own grandmother. Probably easier to cope with than the real thing".

Eleanor's family snaps spark arguments with daughter Sarah over the past...

Stars Prunella Scales as Sarah, Joan Sanderson as Eleanor, Benjamin Whitrow as Russell, Gerry Cowper as Clare and Jean Anderson as Auntie Lilian.

Written by Simon Brett

Producer: Pete Atkin

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in February 1989.

A look through old family photographs stirs old memories. Comedy with Prunella Scales.

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When Clare revokes her faith in God, her mother and granny are none too pleased.

When Clare revokes her faith in God, her mother and granny are none too pleased. Stars Prunella Scales. From February 1989.

Stars Prunella Scales.

From February 1989.

Claire revokes her faith in God, something which her mother and grandmother are none too pleased about.

Clare revokes her faith in God - something her mother and grandmother are none too pleased about.

When Clare revokes her faith in God, her mother and gran are none too pleased.

Clare revokes her faith in God - something which her mother and grandmother are none too pleased about.

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With Julian back on the scene, Clare is ecstatic.

But her mother Sarah is worried.

Starring Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.

Sarah is anxious for her daughter Clare as she makes future plans with Julian.

With Julian back on the scene, Clare is ecstatic. But her mother Sarah is worried.

With Julian back on the scene, Clare is ecstatic. But her mother Sarah is worried. Starring Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.

Sarah is anxious for her daughter Clare as she makes future plans with Julian. With Prunella Scales and Joan Sanderson.