All Good Things. Image shows from L to R: Shirley Frame (Brenda Blethyn), Phil Frame (Warren Clarke). Copyright: BBC
All Good Things

All Good Things

  • TV comedy drama
  • BBC One
  • 1991
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Comedy drama about a woman who can't help helping others. Stars Brenda Blethyn, Warren Clarke, John Lynch, Timothy Stark, Jemma Redgrave and more.

All Good Things. Image shows from L to R: Baby Hetty (Vanessa Archer), Shirley Frame (Brenda Blethyn), Phil Frame (Warren Clarke), Paul Frame (Timothy Stark), Anthony Frame (Paul Reynolds), Hetty Wilson (Barbara Young), Lawrence Wilson (Ken Stott), Elaine Wilson (Jemma Redgrave). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Comedy Drama
6 (1 series)
Brenda Blethyn, Warren Clarke, John Lynch, Timothy Stark, Jemma Redgrave, Paul McCleary, Paul Reynolds, Ken Stott and more
Lesley Bruce
Sharon Miller
Lynn Horsford

A marriage and home can be made complete with the arrival of a new baby, but Shirley Frame feels a need to share her good fortune by going out into the world and helping others - driving husband Phil up the wall.

Shirley (39) gives birth to her third child and is over the moon. Intent on sharing her delight with the world she embarks on a plan to make life a better place for as many people as possible. Husband Phil and their two teenagers aren't easily convinced.

Very quickly she learns that it's not easy being a Good Samaritan, especially in a world of tower blocks, drug abuse and homelessness, even if your own life is rosy. Shirley identifies a string of potential good causes, leaving Phil holding the baby as she tries and fails to fix the lives of others. Whether coaxing a potential suicide from a watery grave, giving reading lessons to an illiterate young mum with an abusive husband, or trying her hand at marriage guidance, Shirley puts her foot in it at every good turn - and invariably brings other people's problems too close to home for comfort.

Additional details

Camera set-up
Single camera
Music by Bill Connor.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 14th May 1991 at 9:30pm on BBC One

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