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Encyclopedia > Waiting for God (TV series)
Waiting for God

Waiting for God Opening Credits
Genre Sitcom
Starring Stephanie Cole
Graham Crowden
Daniel Hill
Janine Duvitski
Country of origin Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
No. of episodes 47
Production
Running time 46x30 minutes
1x45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC1
Original run 28 June 199027 October 1994
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Waiting for God was a British sitcom that ran on BBC1 for five series from 1990 to 1994. It starred Stephanie Cole and Graham Crowden as two spirited residents of a retirement home who spent their time running rings around the home's oppressive management and their own families. It was written by Michael Aitkens. In 2004, it came 37th in Britain's Best Sitcom. Waiting for God logo. ... A situation comedy, usually referred to as a sitcom, is a genre of comedy programs which originated in radio. ... Stephanie Cole, in character as Diana Trent on Waiting for God. ... Graham Crowden (born 30 November 1922) is a Scottish actor, best known for his roles in BBC comedy-dramas. ... Daniel Hill is a British actor known primarily for his television work. ... Janine Duvitski is a English character actress who trained at the East 15 Acting School in London. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... BBC One (styled BBC1 until 1997) is the most watched domestic channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation. ... June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 186 days remaining. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... A British sitcom is a situation comedy (sitcom) produced in the United Kingdom. ... BBC One (or BBC1 as it was formerly styled) is the oldest United Kingdom, and indeed, the world. ... Stephanie Cole, in character as Diana Trent on Waiting for God. ... Graham Crowden (born 30 November 1922) is a Scottish actor, best known for his roles in BBC comedy-dramas. ... Michael Aitkens (born 1947) is a British writer of drama scripts for movies, television, and the traditional stage. ... Britains Best Sitcom was a poll conducted in 2003 and 2004 by the BBC to identify the United Kingdoms best situation comedy. ...

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Cast

Graham Crowden (born 30 November 1922) is a Scottish actor, best known for his roles in BBC comedy-dramas. ... Stephanie Cole, in character as Diana Trent on Waiting for God. ... Daniel Hill is a British actor known primarily for his television work. ... Janine Duvitski is a English character actress who trained at the East 15 Acting School in London. ... Michael Bilton Michael Bilton was an English actor born 12 December 1919, died 5 May 1993. ... Dawn Woods (née Hope) was a fictional character on the ITV soap opera Emmerdale. ... Tim Preece (born 5 August 1938 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire) is a British actor prominent in the 1970s on television. ...

Plot

Set at Bayview Retirement Village near Bournemouth, the programme was based around Diana Trent and her relationship with Tom Ballard. Trent is a retired photojournalist who finds herself consigned to the retirement home after a career documenting some of the 20th century's most dangerous places. Her frustration at the prospect of years of being alternately patronised and ignored is soon channelled into bitingly sarcastic comments and attempts to subvert the regime of the retirement home. Ballard is a kindly but deluded old duffer, who frequently lives in a fantasy world. His increasingly eccentric behaviour leads his alcoholic daughter-in-law Marion and henpecked son Geoffrey to move him in next door to Diana. The two soon find that together they are able to wreak havoc amongst the younger staff and management in the home as Tom's optimistic and cheery demeanour along with his unusual excuses neatly cover Diana's sabotage. The manager of Bayview is Harvey Bains, who runs the establishment with his assistant Jane Edwards. Trent and Ballard refer to the money- and power-hungry manager as "the idiot Bains." See also Bournemouth a place in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. ... Photojournalism is a particular form of journalism (the collecting, editing, and presenting of news material for publication or broadcast) that creates images in order to tell a news story. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...


Theme music

Waiting for God's theme music was the opening of the last movement of Franz Schubert's Trout Quintet. It was performed by The Nash Ensemble. Franz Schubert Franz Peter Schubert (January 31, 1797 – November 19, 1828) was an Austrian composer. ... The Trout Quintet is the popular name for the piano quintet in A major by Franz Schubert. ...


External links

  • Waiting For God Companion Site
  • Waiting for God at the BBC Comedy Guide
  • Waiting for God at British TV Comedy

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WAITING FOR GOD --------------- PARALLEL -- The play "Waiting For Godot" (1952) by Samuel Beckett, about two tramps trapped by delusion, ignorance and hope in the form of waiting for a mysterious someone called Godot.
God bless you." ** Lister: "Kryten, this could be the start of a beautiful friendship." This line, as Lister and Kryten walk away together at the end, is from the final shot of "Casablanca", where Rick and the Prefect of Police, Louis (Claude Rains), walk away together across the airport ground.
Archangel Gabriel: Angel close to God, and variously a trumpeter, revealer, and foreteller of the births of John the Baptist (to Zacharias) and Jesus (to the Virgin Mary).
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