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After Henry

Sanderson and Scales relax between batches of eight hundred and fifty million episodesPHENOMENALLY successful Simon Brett-penned suburban smugathon sitcom in which three housesharing female generations of the same family – played by Joan Sanderson, Prunella Scales and Gerry Cowper – struggled to adjust to life without the titular ‘Henry’, marked out by an early sympathetic portrayal of a ‘gay’ character (not that he did very much ‘gay’ on Radio 4, mind). The BBC passed on a TV version, for some reason, so it was left to Thames to make it a primetime hit for the ‘other side’, albeit with Janine Wood replacing the older-than-she-was-playing Cowper.

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  1. Richard Davies

    September 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    My Dad liked this but didn’t really get into the TV version.

    A few BBC Radio comedies have been snapped up by ITV for the TV version.

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