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 1, Episode 1

Martin is busy organising the lives of all his neighbours blissfully unaware of the approach of a man who will disturb his little empire forever. While his friends embrace the newcomer, Martin concerns himself with organising a protest against a lorry driver who insists on parking in the Close.

Broadcast details

Sunday 29th January 1984
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Richard Briers Martin Bryce
Peter Egan Paul Ryman
Penelope Wilton Ann Bryce
Stanley Lebor Howard Hughes
Geraldine Newman Hilda Hughes
Guest cast
Gabrielle Daye Mrs. Beardsmore
Gordon Salkilld Resident
Bobby Bragg Resident
John Forgeham Lorry Driver
Writing team
John Esmonde Writer
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
Sydney Lotterby Director
Sydney Lotterby Producer
Mike Jackson Editor
Mykola Pawluk Editor
Tom Yardley-Jones Production Designer

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