Waiting for God

BBC (ended 1994)


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Episode Guide

    • Scandal
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      An fellow resident of Bayview dies and leaves some money for a proper wake. Everyone has fun but Harvey, who is quite ashamed of their behavior. This over-indulgence leads Diana to find herself in Tom's bed the next morning.
    • The Conference
      The Conference
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      Diana is invited to an old peoples conference. Tom's depressed waiting on the prostate cancer test. Diana reads about it. Show ends without answering the cancer question.
    • A Trip to Brighton
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      Diana is offended when Jane calls her a senior citizen. Apparently, one acquires that title after reaching the seemingly ancient age of 60. Diana notes that as an energetic 60 year-old, she was covering the Vietnam war. Geoffrey and Marion (son and daughter-in-law of Tom) visit, but Tom pretends to not notice them. After the visitors leave, Diana and Tom drive around the area in Diana's niece's porsche.moreless
    • Great Aunt Diana
      Great Aunt Diana
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      Diana and Tom accidently steal a bus after the drive refuses to let them, and the fellow Bayview residents, to ride at the old folks rates. Apparently, those rates do not go into effect for another four minutes. Diana, angry, yanks the driver from the bus and Tom, spotting the opportunity, slips into the driver's seat and takes off. Meanwhile, Sarah is pregnant and wants Diana's help.moreless
    • Sabotage
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      A vacation is planned and money is raised, while said money mysteriously turns up in Harvy's bulidng fund.
    • Tell the Truth
      Tell the Truth
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Is advertising honest? What is honesty, and what does it mean to be totally honest? An experiment is outlined and then conducted. All must be totally honest for one week. Naturally enough chaos erupts as Jane learns of her true chances with Harvey and Diana's neice Sarah and her fiance visit. Total honesty drives Jane to think of leaving, as there is no hope for a future with Harvey. Will she leave? Will total honesty save the situation?moreless
    • Christmas At Bayview (Special)
      Christmas At Bayview (Special)
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      45 minute Christmas special. Diana stubbornly refuses to join the Christmas spirit, and wears earplugs to try to block out the sound. Meanwhile Tom plays Christmas tunes on the piano (with odd lyrics), wears a Santa suit and generally tries everything he can to get Diana into the spirit of the holiday. Later Tom decides to spread the Christmas spirt to people a little more receptive. He picks up two homeless people and invite them back to Bayview. Some thefts occur, conflict and confusion erupt . . .moreless
    • Sleeping Pills
      Sleeping Pills
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      Diana collapses at Tom's go cart race. In hospital she thinks she is dying of lung cancer. Unwilling to let herself die horribly she acquires some sleeping pills to set matters right.
    • The Estate Agent
      The Estate Agent
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      Tom and Jane suggest to Diana that she is quite rude and bossy. Her existence seems to consist of complaining and bad temper. Diana dislikes this observation and tries to prove them wrong. Meanwhile, a quite evil estate agent visits and suggests that Harvey can make some extra money by creating fake expenses.moreless
    • The Partition
      The Partition
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      While Tom lies around depressed because of his dead wife (it is the anniversary of her death), a new resident arrives, Daisy Williams, and Diana builds a partition. Daisy and Diana verbally fight (Daisy finds Diana rude and ill mannered) and generally dislike each other. Later Tom meets Daisy (he was in his room depressed when Daisy first arrived) and finds that he likes her.moreless
    • Waterworks
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      After an alcoholic reunion, Tom can't pee and is embarrassed to tell Diana. She thinks he's had a fling. He ends up in hospital eventually.
    • Sent To Coventry
      Sent To Coventry
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      Marion discovers Harvey's faking it. The staff goes on strike. The residents want Diana removed. Tom reverses it all AFTER making Diana apologize to Harvey.
    • Harvey's Fiancee
      Harvey's Fiancee
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      Harvey seems to have had turn-around in luck in his love life. It seems that he is to marry a woman named Lucy Maitland. Eventually Harvey’s mother shows up to meet this fiancee and reveals some interesting information about the families background. For some reason or another, Tom and Diana pretend to be Harvey’s parents to try to scare off Lucy, while Jane pretends to be the fiancee for Harvey’s mother.moreless
    • Adult Education
      Adult Education
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      Harvey's worried about himself. Diana cons him into posing for art class. Then she disrobes him in from of an inspector pushing him into a breakdown and a sanitarium
    • Young People
      Young People
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      Harvey's quest to be rid of Diana continues, this time based on an old morals clause. If Diana is caught in an immoral position, she's out. So Harvey brings in some "young people" to try to tempt her.
    • Daisy Takes Charge
      Daisy Takes Charge
      Season 2 - Episode 3

      The partition built by Diana in the last episode causes trouble, and might get Diana kicked out of the village if she doesn't remove it.

      Meanwhile, the new resident continues to annoy Diana, this time by taking charge, and ordering people around. Daisy believes that the community needs to be organized. Everyone is scared of her.

      What will happen? Will Diana be forced to leave? Will Daisy succeed in her attempt to organize the residents?

    • Glamorous Grannies
      Glamorous Grannies
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      Something like a beauty pageant visits Bayview in the form of "The Glamorous Granny Competition." Diana decides to compete, but must try to modify her behavior and appear to be nice. Does Diana win? Is she able to be nice, or at least appear to be nice?
    • The Funeral
      The Funeral
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      The Vicar, Dennis, knows that he is too perform an important function, but is not sure what that function will be. Then a coffin appears holding the late Jimmy. Dennis attempts to give an eulogy, but doesn’t have the facts straight and leaves early. Meanwhile, Marion is depressed and Geoffrey asks Tom for help. Tom doesn’t particularly like Marion but he decides that he must try to help. At dinner that night the group finds that Dennis has joined them for a break. Apparently he is having a little trouble with religion. Tom, after striking out with trying to help Marion, suggests that Dennis needs something to revive his belief. He suggests that Dennis should help Marion.moreless
    • Counselling for the Dying
      Counselling for the Dying
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      A funeral opens the show. A resident of Bayview has died and there is little turnout. Tom and Diana argue about death and God. Jane notes that she wished more had turned out for Harry's funeral. Tom decides to start a conselling service for the residents and get just one client - Basil (who is interested only because Tom noted that he would do it for free). Later Basil is found seemingly dead in his bed and Tom and Diana are there to offer their support when Basil suddenly jerks awake from his sleep.moreless
    • The Helicopter
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      Diana tries to restart her career as a photograher. She hires a helicopter to fly her around the area with the intention of snapping some pictures of homes from the air and trying to sell these shots to the home-owners. Tom joins Diana in her helicopter ride. Tom and Diana are asked to help stop the rezoning of the area. They check their pictures and find some helpful shots.moreless
    • Living In Miserable Sin
      Living In Miserable Sin
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      Tom and Diana's bickering heats up and eventually splits them apart. Diana moves to London to become nanny to Sarah's newborn child.
    • The Seance
      The Seance
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      When Marion gets Jane's spiritualist to split Tom and Diana using fake messages from Tom's late wife, Diana exposes her.
    • Shelves
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      It would appear that Diana isn't a particular good nanny and is getting on Sarah's nerves. Meanwhile, Tom and Geoffery's living together arrangements are beginning to irratate Tom as Geoffery can't seem to stop adding shelves to their room.
    • Welcome to Bayview
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      Tom Ballard arrives at Bayview. He is shown the Retirement Village by its manager, Harvey Nigel Baines. Later he meets Diana Trent. Tom acts a little loony and Diana acts crouchy, setting the stage for the rest of the series.
    • Politics
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      Diana is bored. Out of this boredom comes a brilliant plan to run for office. Meanwhile, Harvey is asked to run for the same office by one of the political parties. Tom, knowing a good laugh when he spots one, joins in as a candidate.
    • A Double Wedding
      A Double Wedding
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      The bachelor parties produce some surprises. The two weddings end up at the same time because of a scheduling conflict with a funeral. Harvey and Jane marry but Tom declines at the last minute delighting Diana.
    • Two Nasty Children
      Two Nasty Children
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      Dennis decides to take up Tom’s suggestion and help Marion, by running off with her. Geoffrey, annoyed and alone, blames Tom and asks him to help babysit the kids. The kids are quite rude and bully Tom. Meanwhile, Jane suggests that Harvey should try out a dating service. Harvey, it would appear, is having some problems in this particular department of his life. Diana learns of the kids tactics with Tom and “helps out.”moreless
    • The Boring Son
      The Boring Son
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      Geoffrey finally gets the courage to leave his drunk horrible wife Marion. Unfortunately, his method of escape involves moving in with his dad Tom. How did such a wild and wacky guy, Tom, create such a boring son, Geoffrey? Will Marion increase her drinking (how can she)? Will Diana and Tom die of boredom?moreless
    • The Hip Operation
      The Hip Operation
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Diana breaks her hip and must have an operation. Meanwhile, Diana's niece is shortly to be married. Will Diana be able to attend the wedding? Will she be able to stop the wedding, as she seems to want to do? Will she break down and allow herself to look old by using a walker?moreless
    • Cheering Up Tom
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      Tom thinks he is dying, and is found in bed by Diana and Jane. They rush him to the hospital. Hours pass without word of his condition. Then family members finally arrive (Geoffrey and Marion) and find out that Tom had a mild attack. Tom is depressed and decides that he might as well commit suicide. Diana finds out and tries to stop him.moreless
    • Looking for Work
      Looking for Work
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      Harvey, looking for every opportunity to save money, turns off the heating when the month turns to April. Problem is that the temperature is quite cold outside (and in). The old folks complain and Harvey suggests that they take up jogging. Meanwhile, Diana takes up the pursuit of working. To some rather poor results.moreless
    • Foreign Workers
      Foreign Workers
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      Harvey has a great idea, he thinks, to save money at Bayview - use illegal workers! Will Jane be dismissed? Will she be able to keep her job if she learns Spanish and pretends to be a foreigner? Will the foreigners of many languages end up fighting with weapons? Will Harvey end up on the menu - "crispy fried Harvey"? Meanwhile, Tom is trying to get into a better physical condition but pushes himself too hard. He collapses but refuses to follow a doctor's advice to slow down. Can Geoffrey and Marion, Tom's son and daughter-in-law, save Tom from killing himself? Will Diana's concern for Tom cause her to over stress herself?moreless
    • Harvey The Priest
      Harvey The Priest
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      A driving lesson puts Tom in Jail. Jane is even more religious. Harvey becomes a mail order priest.
    • Bungee Jumping
      Bungee Jumping
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      Diana agrees to accept Tom's marriage proposal only to stop him from bungee jumping but she imposes strict conditions.
    • A Royal Visit
      A Royal Visit
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      The monarchy comes under discussion when a visit is rumored.
    • Fraulein Mueller
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Jane has found Jesus and he has told her to become a nun. In the meantime she is going to lead sing-alongs in the retirement village. Diana is annoyed. A new nurse arrives named Greta Mueller. Greta reports on Diana and reveals to Sarah, Diana's niece, where Sarah's porsche is hidding. Greta talks with Harvey, and they discuss getting rid of Diana. Jane fired? Tom and Diana and the rest of the residents in conflict with each other? Non-english speaking gardner pulling up the flowers? Tune in to this episode to find out what happens.moreless
    • Trouble With Men
      Trouble With Men
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      Harvey takes an interest in Jane. She and Diana decide men are too much trouble.
    • The Christening
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      Tom tries to interest Diana in going to the christening of a male relative. Diana doesn't feel up to it, maybe because of her medical condition. Harvey learns of this condition and notes that Diana failed to reveal this preexisting condition and will likely have to leave the Retirement Village.
    • Financial Difficulties
      Financial Difficulties
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      Tom needs a new room because of damp. Diana is broke. Tom finds out and arranges the new room to be a double for them both.
    • After The Operation
      After The Operation
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      Tom returns from prostate surgery. Geoffrey wants to move in with him.
    • The Bayview Conservation Society
      The Bayview Conservation Society
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      Harvey hires a Japanese consultant to pack more people into Bayview.
    • Diana's Diet
      Diana's Diet
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      A doctor tells Diana she has to improve her diet if she wants her foot to heal.
    • The Promotional Video
      The Promotional Video
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      Diana and Tom substitute their own footage featuring Geoffrey and Marion when Harvey tries to make a Bayview ad.
    • The Psychiatrist
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      Harvey worries that Bayview will have to close due to financial problems. The Retirement home residents visit the "outside." Diana decides to resume her photo journalism career. Harvey tries to get Tom and Diana's relatives (Sarah Snow, Geoffrey and Marion) to have Tom and Diana declared incompetent. A psychiatrist is brought in and Tom and Diana act very strangely in front of him.moreless
    • The Thief
      The Thief
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      Diana and Tom investigate a series of thefts. During the investigation Tom spots a shoplifter and tries to stop him, but in the end Tom is arrested. Will Tom go to jail? Does Diana need money, and is she the thief?
    • Living Together
      Living Together
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      Tom and Diana now live together in a double room (Tom's old room is too damp and Diana is broke). They fight over whose furniture they should use in the new room. A new resident moves in but is quite reluctant to come out of her shell. Tom and Diana, taking a break from their bickering, try to get this Gwen Kent woman to break through her self-imposed shell.moreless
    • The Theif Episode 2.4
      The Theif Episode 2.4
      Season 0 - Episode 1