Certainly one of my all-time favorite tv shows is the British comedy, Waiting for God. Well written and delightful to watch, so funny.
From the DVD:: "Eccentric Tom Ballard moves to Bayview Retirement Village. He moves next door to a former reporter, Diana Trent, a feisty old woman who complains about everything. Harvey Baines, the head of Bayview, constantly finds himself in conflict with the two old folks. They want decent living standards, while Baines prefers everything that will save money." This only scratches the surface.
The program often veers into political incorrectness, switching from the hilariously absurd to the poignantly truthful in a moment. It ran 1990-1994 but in the US at least, we're lucky enough to see it rerun on PBS stations and everyone is able to get it on DVD.
I'd been looking for the core cast members in other programs for quite a while. Janine Duvitski who plays Jane Edwards in Waiting for God is also in the UK's One Foot in the Grave. She also appeared in The Worst Week of My Life for the BBC, which had a Christmas show.
Recently our PBS station started airing a program called Doc Martin and I'm thrilled to once more see Stephanie Cole, who played the mighty Diana Trent in WFG. Her character on Doc Martin is very good, though I've only seen a couple of episodes so far. She's been busy in the UK but it hasn't been easy to find her films and television programs in the US.
In My Mind I'm Living in Port Wenn, Doc Martin inspired T-shirts, trivia.