AFTER HENRY (Thames 1988-1992)

UK / ITV – Thames / 38x30m-e / 1988-92 / 4 seasons + 2 specials

Writer: Simon Brett / Producers: Peter Frazer-Jones(1-3), Bill Shepherd(4)

Sitcom. Three female generations of the same family live together in a large Edwardian detached house. The title came from the fact that Henry was Sarah’s husband and died in a car crash before the series began and all three, wife, mother-in-law and daughter were getting along without him.

Cast: PRUNELLA SCALES as Sarah France / JOAN SANDERSON as Eleanor Prescott / JANINE WOOD as Clare France / JONATHAN NEWTH as Russell Bryant / PEGGY ANN WOOD as Vera Poling / ANNE PRIESTLEY as Mary (season 2) / EDWARD DE SOUZA as Sam Greenland (seasons 2-3)