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

Ever Decreasing Circles

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1984 - 1989
  • 27 episodes (4 series)

Martin's self-important world is about to crumble when a charismatic new neighbour tramples all over his kingdom. Stars Richard Briers, Peter Egan, Penelope Wilton, Stanley Lebor and Geraldine Newman

Episode menu

Series 3, Episode 6

The annual mock-battle between the Cavaliers and the Roundheads is about to take place. Martin wants to be in charge of the Cavaliers, but Paul has been voted into the job. Instead, he leads the Roundheads and a direct duel with Paul!

Broadcast details

Date
Sunday 5th October 1986
Time
7:15pm
Channel
BBC One
Length
30 minutes

Repeats

Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Thursday 23rd August 2012 7:25am Gold
Thursday 23rd August 2012 2:35pm Gold
Wednesday 14th November 2012 10:20am Gold
Wednesday 14th November 2012 4:20pm Gold
Wednesday 27th March 2013 11:40am Gold
Wednesday 27th March 2013 5:35pm Gold
Sunday 16th June 2013 1:30pm Gold
Monday 17th June 2013 6:00am Gold
Tuesday 27th August 2013 9:30am Gold
Tuesday 27th August 2013 2:35pm Gold
Wednesday 6th November 2013 12:20pm Gold
Wednesday 5th March 2014 6:15am Gold
Wednesday 5th March 2014 11:35am Gold
Saturday 19th April 2014 10:25am Gold
Sunday 20th April 2014 7:00am Gold
Friday 26th September 2014 1:40pm Drama
Friday 26th September 2014 7:20pm Drama
Tuesday 16th June 2015 10:40am Gold
Saturday 23rd January 2016 10:15am Gold
Wednesday 27th January 2016 7:00am Gold
Wednesday 23rd March 2016 7:00am Gold
Friday 26th May 2017 7:25am Gold
Friday 26th May 2017 2:00pm Gold
Wednesday 2nd August 2017 8:20am Gold
Wednesday 2nd August 2017 11:40am Gold
Wednesday 22nd November 2017 9:00am Gold
Wednesday 22nd November 2017 1:40pm Gold
Friday 16th February 2018 7:35am Gold
Friday 16th February 2018 12:15pm Gold
Tuesday 8th January 2019 8:35am Gold
Saturday 19th January 2019 8:45am Gold
Thursday 29th April 2021 7:45am Gold
Thursday 29th April 2021 1:40pm Gold
Friday 30th April 2021 7:10am Gold
Monday 7th June 2021 8:40am Gold
Wednesday 27th October 2021 8:00am Gold
Wednesday 27th October 2021 12:40pm Gold
Thursday 28th October 2021 3:25am Gold
Thursday 28th October 2021 7:25am Gold
Monday 17th January 2022 2:00pm Gold
Friday 29th April 2022 7:00am Drama
Friday 29th April 2022 5:20pm Drama

Cast & crew

Cast
Richard Briers Martin Bryce
Peter Egan Paul Ryman
Penelope Wilton Ann Bryce
Stanley Lebor Howard Hughes
Geraldine Newman Hilda Hughes
Guest cast
Fiona Curzon First Aid Lady
Writing team
John Esmonde Writer
Bob Larbey Writer
Production team
Harold Snoad Director
Harold Snoad Producer
John Wilkinson Editor
Andy Quested Editor
Tom Yardley-Jones Production Designer
Derek Evans Production Designer
Christine Rawlins Costume Designer
Vivien Riley Make-up Designer
Martin Kisner Lighting Designer

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