After You've Gone. Image shows from L to R: Diana Neal (Celia Imrie), Molly Venables (Dani Harmer), Alex Venables (Ryan Sampson), Jimmy Venables (Nicholas Lyndhurst), Siobhan Casey (Amanda Abbington)
After You've Gone

After You've Gone

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 2007 - 2008
  • 25 episodes (3 series)

When his ex-wife Ann joins an African disaster relief effort, Jimmy is left to care for their teenage children - with the help of his ex-mother-in-law. Stars Nicholas Lyndhurst, Celia Imrie, Ryan Sampson, Dani Harmer, Amanda Abbington and more.

Press clippings

BBC drops After You've Gone

The BBC has axed Nicholas Lyndhurst family comedy After You've Gone after three series, despite previously announcing that it would return next year.

Leigh Holmwood, The Guardian, 19th November 2008

BBC sitcom criticised by TV watchdog

BBC1 comedy After You've Gone has been criticised by the broadcasting watchdog for a scene in which Nicholas Lyndhurst's character takes an overdose of painkillers.

Daily Mail, 10th November 2008

Sitcoms are a dying breed these days, and while this one won't leave you in hysterics, there are a few good giggles. Nicholas Lyndhurst and Celia Imrie play Jimmy and Diana.

The London Paper, 7th November 2008

Despite a promising set-up - ineffectual Jimmy (Nicholas Lyndhurst) gets stuck with his interfering mother-in-law Diane (Celia Imrie) after his wife leaves him - this sitcom never tickles the ribs as much as creator Fred Barron's wildly popular My Family. That said, this first episode of season three, in which Jimmy tries to wrestle a measure of independence back by attempting to parent without Diane's help, has its moments.

Gerard O'Donovan, The Telegraph, 13th September 2008

Nicholas Lyndhurst plays a bloke forced to live with his mother-in-law. There are too many reasons to despise this sitcom; it's created by Fred Barron (who also gave us My Family) and the theme song is performed by Jamie Cullum... need I go on? Outdated, outmoded, old hat and laugh-free. But like My Family, a ratings hit.

Lorna Cooper, MSN Entertainment, 12th August 2008

Relatively Speaking

Celia Imrie talks about the second series of After You've Gone

Michael Deacon, The Telegraph, 8th September 2007

Nicholas Lyndhurst Interview

The Daily Mail interviewed the star in the run-up to the second series.

Frances Hardy, Daily Mail, 7th September 2007

Lyndhurst makes BBC sitcom return

The BBC News report announcing the show.

BBC News, 2nd August 2006

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