Waiting for God

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Waiting for God

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Welcome to the Waiting for God guide at TV.com. Eccentric Tom Ballard moves to Bayview Retirement Vilage. He moves next door to a former reporter, Diane 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. Tom and Diane form a friendship (which includes helping each other out of tight situations), and eventually a romance. Geofrey Ballard, Tom's son, pays a lot of visits to the Retirement village, sometimes with his wife Marion (whom Tom doesn't particularly like). Jane works in the home and is very cheerful, most of the time, and quite fancies Harvey (Diane doesn't particularly like Jane's constant cheerfulness).
Stephanie Cole

Stephanie Cole

Diana Trent

Graham Crowden

Graham Crowden

Tom Ballard

Daniel Hill

Daniel Hill

Harvey Nigel Bains

Tim Preece

Tim Preece

Reverend Dennis Sparrow

Michael Bilton

Michael Bilton

Basil Makepeace

Andrew Tourell

Andrew Tourell

Geoffrey Ballard

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • One of my favorite shows

    9.5
    I have the entire show on MP4's stored on my PC and watch the shows at night via my netbook. My collection also includes several other British Comedies but this one really strikes home as I too am an old fart dealing with the problems of age, and agism in the USA. I find myself wanting to cheer when Diane gets one over on Harvey, even going so far as to put him in the funny farm, a place where he could have excelled had he not been faking it.



    At any rate, I put this show right up there with Are you Being Served, and Last of the Summer Wine. Can't wait till 9:30 rolls around again, when I can retire to my hospital type bed, fire up my Acer Aspire One and browse over to Waiting for God to watch Tom and Diane once again.moreless
  • Bloody Brilliant!

    10
    The pilot first starts when we meet Tom Ballard who is moving into the Bayview Retirement home. We find he is prone to stretching the truth and a whole lot more. Then we meet Diana. The wonderfully sarcastic senior who is bent on causing grief for Harvy the manager of the retirement home. Together, Tom and Diana come to terms and make a great team to get more for the residents of the retirement home, usually involving crazy schemes and ideas. While Tom likes to tell everyone about the most random of ideas concerning who he is, what he did when he was younger and other strange stuff, Diana is refreshingly honest, although she is also quite sarcastic and downright rude. Tom's son also makes frequent appearances with his alcoholic wife who dislikes Tom and is glad to be rid of him. Diana's neice also makes appearances with her daughter. This show is absolutely hilarious and I cannot quite imagine why it only aired for four seasons.moreless
  • An intelligent, bittersweet adult comedy...

    9.9
    ...perhaps the most unusual comedy I've seen, in that it deals with the true inevitability of death (unlike M*A*S*H, where death is not predictably imminent, is somewhat random, and is battled by all the characters, therefore not inevitable).



    Out two leading characters haven't reached the "acceptance" stage of their battle against death, which annoys both Harvey Baines (who wants them to die quickly for financial reasons) and Jayne Edwards (who really believes that they'll be better off when they submit to acceptance). How Diana and Tom battle death and Harvey makes the show funny; how they deal with the facts of death leaking in through their defenses makes the program bittersweet.



    And how Diana and Tom get on with each other - well, that is the coconut and pecans on top of a German chocolate cake.moreless
  • May the retirement years be as intersting as Tom and Diana's.

    10
    I was very young when this show was first aired on PBS, but even then I was facinated by this show. The "tension" is so thick in the air you could almost cut it with a knife, between the nutty staff at Bay View, the relatives, or even your next door neighbor/love one never knows what is going to fall next. I was even more excited when I found out they were releasing the show on Region 1 DVD! I pre-ordered it right away, and I am waiting on pins and needles for the next installment of the series. A pitty it only lasted for short time, still the show never felt stale nor did the show suffer from over kill (as many American shows do).moreless
  • He is in prison for breaking the AVO and that just by trying to call her. She is upset about it and want to help him.

    9.9
    He is in prison for breaking the AVO and that just by trying to call her. She is upset about it and want to help him. It is just so unfair on him all this and he asks her if they can use her money shes going to spend on buying Alexes part of the gym to buy him out. He tells her that she will get her money back because he knows Kane is going to win the court case and it is important to him that his friends have trust in him. She is not sure if getting him out of prison is the right thing, but she agree with him and gives him the money to get him home.

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  • THE THIRD SEASON OF THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED HBO WESTERN, DEADWOOD, STARTS THE ROUNDUP WITH A BANG THIS WEEK. THE HITS KEEP COMING WITH THE RELEASE OF VOLUME ONE OF THE PRACTICE. WE FINISH OFF WITH A FEW CLASSIC COMEDY FAVORITES LIKE WELCOME BACK, KOTTER AND WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW!

    June 12, 2007 DVD Releases

  • THIS WEEK STARGATE SG-1 FANS RELISH THE RELEASE OF EIGHT COMPLETE SEASONS OF THE SERIES PACKAGED IN NEW, SLIM SETS OF FIVE DISCS EACH. MEDIUM AND THE DEAD ZONE MATERIALIZE ON SHELVES, AS DOES CHEERS, FRASIER, BEAVIS AND BUTT-HEAD, AND LOTS, LOTS MORE!

    June 13, 2006 DVD Releases

    • The Estate Agent
      Season 3 episode 5 the interview that Diane gives at the end of the episodie could have been given today and should be viewed by e...
      04/04/13
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    • Diana and Harvey
      Does anyone think that maybe Diana was too harsh on Harvey sometimes?
      04/04/13
      6
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