MOTHER AND SON (ABC TV 1988-1994)

Australia / ABC TV / 42x30m-e / 1984-94

Writer: Geoffrey Atherden / Producer/Director: Geoff Portman

Sitcom. Middle aged writer Arthur Beare returns to his Mother’s home following the breakdown of his marriage. His Mum, who has a touch of senile dementia, exploits her illness by being extremely demanding of her son. A UK version of this show appeared in 1997 on the BBC under the title Keeping Mum.

Cast: RUTH CRACKNELL as Maggie Beare / GARRY McDONALD as Arthur Beare / HENRI SZEPS as Robert Beare / JUDY MORRIS as Liz Beare / SUZANNE ROYLANCE as Deidre