After Henry. Image shows from L to R: Clare France (Janine Wood), Russell Bryant (Jonathan Newth), Eleanor Prescott (Joan Sanderson), Sarah France (Prunella Scales). Copyright: Thames Television.

After Henry

ITV sitcom about three women. 38 episodes (4 series), 1988 - 1992. Stars Prunella Scales, Joan Sanderson, Janine Wood, Jonathan Newth and others.

Series 3

Christmas Special: A Week Of Sundays

First broadcast: Monday 25th December 1989

Christmas is not the same at home without Henry and, therefore, when Sarah, Eleanor and Clare are invited elsewhere, they all accept.


1. Mr Right

First broadcast: Tuesday 23rd January 1990

Clare seems to have found the perfect boyfriend at last, but Sarah has limits as to just how much perfection she can stand.


2. Curiosity

First broadcast: Tuesday 30th January 1990

Sarah suspects her mother of reading her mail and answering the phone in her part of the house while she's out, but it takes Russell to come up with a way of finding out...


3. Home Comforts

First broadcast: Tuesday 6th February 1990

Eleanor has been accusing her family of plotting to send her to a retirement home for years. So she decides to explore the delights of 'The Sycamores'.


4. Relative Movement

First broadcast: Tuesday 13th February 1990

Clare has been working away from home for a while and so Sarah starts to think about letting out her room. Eleanor has some definite ideas about what calibre of tenant they should be looking for.


5. The Dinner Party

First broadcast: Tuesday 20th February 1990

Sarah is holding a dinner party but has not invited Eleanor - and it turns out that Clare has arranged a party on the same day!


6. Mr Fix It

First broadcast: Tuesday 27th February 1990

Clare feels a bit put out when her new boyfriend pays more attention to fixing up her new car than to her.


7. Charity

First broadcast: Tuesday 6th March 1990

Sarah sees a way of using her fund-raising activities for the local hospital as a way of securing a nice quiet evening with a nice quiet man.


8. The Mysterious Affair At Bygone Books

First broadcast: Tuesday 13th March 1990

When a crime occurs at Russell's shop, Eleanor brings her experience of reading Agatha Christie novels to bear in solving the case.


9. Party Politics

First broadcast: Tuesday 20th March 1990

Eleanor intends to show off her social skills by giving a party, but Sarah is not to be told. Unfortunately she involves Vera Polling in the preparations.


10. Unforseen Circumstances

First broadcast: Tuesday 27th March 1990

Sarah meets a smooth talking gentleman who uses astrology as part of his chat-up routine, but doesn't reckon with any of his predictions coming true.


11. Family Album

First broadcast: Tuesday 3rd April 1990

When a childhood friend of Eleanor's comes to visit, her version of her past life is called into question.


12. Last Chances

First broadcast: Tuesday 17th April 1990

Sarah suddenly finds her uneventful life at a crossroads when she is offered a chance to change it completely. But can she take it...?


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