Irene Handl (Metal Mickey) and Wilfred Pickles (Billy Liar) star as two senior citizens who fall in love in this gentle sitcom, written by Vince Powell and Harry Driver (Nearest and Dearest, Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width). Produced by Ronnie Baxter (Oh No It’s Selwyn Froggitt) and boasting theme music by Ron Grainer, this release contains the complete first series, originally transmitted in 1970.
The course of true love seldom runs smooth for any of us, and septuagenarians Walter Bingley and Ada Cresswell are no exception to the rule. On a visit to her late husband’s grave, Londoner Ada meets widowed Yorkshireman Walter, the local gravedigger who buried her husband. As romance blossoms, so too does the inevitable emotional turmoil; family disapproval also rears its head, as Ada’s overbearing daughter, Ruth, makes no secret of her initial distaste. Will Walter and Ada’s relationship survive? And in the age of the permissive society, at what age is one still allowed to be ‘permissive’?