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 4, Episode 7 is repeated on Gold today at 7:10am.

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)
Laugh track
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 4 Episode 7: Today at 7:10am on Gold
  2. Series 1 Episode 1: Today at 7:45am on Gold
  3. Series 1 Episode 1: Today at 1:40pm on Gold
  4. Series 1 Episode 2: Tomorrow at 7:20am on Gold
  5. Series 1 Episode 2: Tomorrow at 1:50pm on Gold
  6. Series 1 Episode 3: Friday at 7:45am on Gold
  7. Series 1 Episode 3: Friday at 1:40pm on Gold
  8. Series 1 Episode 4: Monday at 7:45am on Gold
  9. Series 1 Episode 4: Monday at 1pm on Gold
  10. Series 1 Episode 4: Tuesday at 7:10am on GoldShow all repeats
  11. Series 1 Episode 5: Tuesday at 7:40am on Gold
  12. Series 1 Episode 5: Tuesday at 1pm on Gold
  13. Series 1 Episode 5: Wednesday 19th May at 7:15am on Gold
  14. Series 2 Episode 1: Wednesday 19th May at 7:45am on Gold
  15. Series 2 Episode 1: Wednesday 19th May at 1pm on Gold
  16. Series 2 Episode 1: Thursday 20th May at 7:30am on Gold
  17. Series 2 Episode 2: Thursday 20th May at 8am on Gold
  18. Series 2 Episode 2: Thursday 20th May at 1:20pm on Gold
  19. Series 2 Episode 2: Friday 21st May at 7:30am on Gold
  20. Series 2 Episode 3: Friday 21st May at 8am on Gold
  21. Series 2 Episode 3: Friday 21st May at 1:20pm on Gold
  22. Series 2 Episode 3: Saturday 22nd May at 7:10am on Gold
  23. Series 2 Episode 4: Monday 24th May at 8am on Gold
  24. Series 2 Episode 4: Monday 24th May at 1:20pm on Gold
  25. Series 2 Episode 4: Tuesday 25th May at 7:25am on Gold
  26. Series 2 Episode 5: Tuesday 25th May at 8am on Gold
  27. Series 2 Episode 5: Tuesday 25th May at 1:20pm on Gold
  28. Series 2 Episode 5: Wednesday 26th May at 7:30am on Gold
  29. Series 2 Episode 6: Wednesday 26th May at 8am on Gold
  30. Series 2 Episode 6: Wednesday 26th May at 1:20pm on Gold
  31. Series 2 Episode 6: Thursday 27th May at 7:30am on Gold
  32. Series 2 Episode 7: Thursday 27th May at 8am on Gold
  33. Series 2 Episode 7: Thursday 27th May at 1:20pm on Gold
  34. Series 2 Episode 7: Friday 28th May at 7:30am on Gold
  35. Series 3 Episode 1: Friday 28th May at 8am on Gold
  36. Series 3 Episode 1: Friday 28th May at 1:20pm on Gold

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