Tom Latimer is a young GP, his father Toby is a Harley Street consultant. Tom, in the process of divorcing his wife, sees his newly found bachelor life disrupted when his father leaves his wife, Tom's mother, and moves in with him.
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Nigel Havers ...  Dr. Tom Latimer 39 episodes, 1983-1990
Tony Britton Tony Britton ...  Dr. Toby Latimer 39 episodes, 1983-1990
Dinah Sheridan ...  Angela Latimer 38 episodes, 1983-1990
Susan Valentine ...  Madeleine 20 episodes, 1983-1990
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Tom Latimer is a young GP, his father Toby is a Harley Street consultant. Tom, in the process of divorcing his wife, sees his newly found bachelor life disrupted when his father leaves his wife, Tom's mother, and moves in with him.

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25 October 1983 (UK) See more »

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(39 episodes)

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Martin Jarvis was the first choice for Dr. Tom Latimer. See more »

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Dr. Charles Cartwright: [greeting Tom Latimer, repeated line] Hello, old fruit.
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Referenced in Comedy Connections: Don't Wait Up (2007) See more »

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Flimsy premise but improved over time
18 April 2001 | by pl1834See all my reviews

This sitcom's first season was disappointing, with gags that fell flat or only hit the mark 50% of the time. But during second season, there was a noticeable improvement in characterization and storytelling, and the show became much more watchable. A large part of this was due to the likable and talented cast who perhaps made the material better than it might otherwise have been. Another plus was the writers' decision to let the characters change and develop over the course of the show--they weren't just running in place, and "Don't Wait Up" eventually became more than an intergenerational rip-off of "The Odd Couple". The jokes were still a bit hit-or-miss, but the relationships usually rang true and provided a nice mix of humor and, at times, pathos. The first three seasons aired on my local PBS station in the late '80s. Alas, I never saw the last three, though I managed to piece together the gist of what happened through various synopses. Still, it's not quite as satisfying as actually SEEING the episodes. Maybe someday, this show will be released on video, like some other British sitcoms?


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