This comedy series, which follows the exploits of employees at London's Grace Brothers department store, is full of sexual innuendo, slapstick, visual gags and double entendres. Much of the show's humor parodies Britain's class system, with the characters rarely calling their co-workers by their given names. Many of the show's characters are based on stereotypes, including the effeminate Mr. Humphries and the rich-but-stingy store owner.
Thrown together by circumstance, two spirited residents of Bayview Retirement Village, a stuffy seniors home where stepping out of line is strictly frowned upon, form an alliance and begin to give the home's oppressive management a run for their money. Retired photojournalist Diana Trent is often angry, more so now because she's stuck at Bayview, and she has little use for anyone there except for former accountant Tom Ballard, who gleefully cheers Diana on as she goes about her undermining ways. This British sitcom aired originally on BBC1 from 1990 to 1994.
Shopkeeper Albert Arkwright has one main focus -- to make as much money as he can while spending as little as possible. He packs his small corner grocery with as much merchandise as he can. His nephew, Granville, serves as Arkwright's glorified errand boy, rising early to open the shop and staying late to close it. When not focused on his shop, Arkwright woos the nurse across the street. Each episode ends with Arkwright closing his shop and reflecting upon his day.
Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced Bouquet, if you please) lives to impress. And she has no patience for people who pretend to be superior -- because that makes it "so much harder for those of us who really are." Assured of her own eminence, she spends her days trying to make sure everyone else is, too. Her down-market sisters, Rose and Daisy, are a challenge, but she's always willing to talk about her rich sister Violet. Violet's eccentric, cross-dressing husband, not so much.
Curmudgeonly Victor Meldrew, forced to take early retirement from his job as a security guard, rails at the trials and tribulations of modern life as he tries to keep himself busy. His long-suffering wife, Margaret, is frequently exasperated by his misfortunes. Neighbors Patrick and Pippa Trench and family friend Jean Warboys are common witnesses to Victor's antics.
This comedy series follows the lives of a pair of elderly, post-retirement housemates. While Roy Bowden believes that he is secretly one of the country's leading intellectuals, Tom Finnigan hasn't done much with his life so far. After Roy's wife leaves him, Tom moves in, and the two believe that they still have plenty of life in them. There are a number of women in the men's lives, including Sally, the sexy neighbor across the street who both men find attractive, and Amber, Tom's rather dreary daughter. Tom and Roy compete and banter with each other, determined to make the most out of their golden years.
A French cafe owner tries to ride out World War II. Caught between the Gestapo and the Resistance and forced into working with both, René also struggles to hide evidence of his affairs with the waitresses from his wife, who, though she can't carry a tune, frequently performs as a singer in the cafe.
When their elderly vicar passes away, congregation members in Dibley are surprised to find that a woman has been assigned to their parish. And not just any woman -- Geraldine Granger is outgoing, vivacious and fun-loving, as well as caring and committed to her flock. However, her ebullient ways do not initially endear her to the head of the Parish Council, an old-fashioned gentleman farmer who's not a fan of change. Hilarity ensues as Geraldine tries to win over the stodgy council members while staying true to herself and her pastorate.