Ever Decreasing Circles. Image shows from L to R: Ann Bryce (Penelope Wilton), Martin Bryce (Richard Briers). Copyright: BBC.

Ever Decreasing Circles

BBC One sitcom about neighbours. 27 episodes (4 series), 1984 - 1989. Stars Richard Briers, Peter Egan, Penelope Wilton, Stanley Lebor and Geraldine Newman.

Series 2, Episode 3 is repeated on Gold today at 7:15am.

Ever Decreasing Circles. Image shows from L to R: Martin Bryce (Richard Briers), Paul Ryman (Peter Egan), Ann Bryce (Penelope Wilton). Copyright: BBC.

Ever Decreasing Circles

Martin's self-important world is about to crumble when a charismatic new neighbour tramples all over his kingdom

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1984 - 1989
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
27   (4 series)
Starring
Richard Briers, Peter Egan, Penelope Wilton, Stanley Lebor and Geraldine Newman
Writers
John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Directors
Sydney Lotterby and Harold Snoad
Producers
Sydney Lotterby and Harold Snoad

Martin Bryce lives in a cul de sac in a quiet suburban area. He is the chairman of every club committee going and believes himself to be the pivotal member of the community. The stability of Martin's life is disturbed when Paul moves in next door. He has the poise, looks and self-confidence to dent Martin's self-imposed rule of 'the Close'. His wife, Ann, has tolerated his compulsive behaviour as she knows he is a good man at heart, but Paul is somebody who will test her loyalty to Martin in more ways than one.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • EDC (Acronym)
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Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 29th January 1984 on BBC One at 8:35pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 24th December 1989 on BBC One at 7:45pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 2 Episode 3: Today at 7:15am on Gold
  2. Series 2 Episode 4: Today at 7:45am on Gold
  3. Series 2 Episode 4: Today at 1:40pm on Gold
  4. Series 2 Episode 5: Monday at 7:45am on Gold
  5. Series 2 Episode 5: Monday at 1:40pm on Gold
  6. Series 2 Episode 5: Tuesday at 7:15am on Gold
  7. Series 2 Episode 6: Tuesday at 7:45am on Gold
  8. Series 2 Episode 6: Tuesday at 1:40pm on Gold
  9. Series 2 Episode 6: Wednesday at 7:15am on Gold
  10. Series 2 Episode 7: Wednesday at 7:45am on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 2 Episode 7: Wednesday at 1:40pm on Gold
  12. Series 2 Episode 7: Thursday at 7:15am on Gold
  13. Series 3 Episode 1: Thursday at 7:45am on Gold
  14. Series 3 Episode 1: Thursday at 1:40pm on Gold
  15. Series 3 Episode 1: Friday 23rd April at 7:15am on Gold
  16. Series 3 Episode 2: Friday 23rd April at 7:45am on Gold
  17. Series 3 Episode 3: Monday 26th April at 7:45am on Gold
  18. Series 3 Episode 3: Monday 26th April at 1:40pm on Gold
  19. Series 3 Episode 3: Tuesday 27th April at 7:15am on Gold
  20. Series 3 Episode 4: Tuesday 27th April at 7:45am on Gold
  21. Series 3 Episode 4: Tuesday 27th April at 1:40pm on Gold
  22. Series 3 Episode 4: Wednesday 28th April at 7:15am on Gold
  23. Series 3 Episode 5: Wednesday 28th April at 7:45am on Gold
  24. Series 3 Episode 5: Wednesday 28th April at 1:40pm on Gold
  25. Series 3 Episode 5: Thursday 29th April at 7:10am on Gold
  26. Series 3 Episode 6: Thursday 29th April at 7:45am on Gold
  27. Series 3 Episode 6: Thursday 29th April at 1:40pm on Gold
  28. Series 3 Episode 6: Friday 30th April at 7:10am on Gold
  29. Series 4 Episode 1: Friday 30th April at 7:45am on Gold

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