Waiting For God. Image shows from L to R: Diana Trent (Stephanie Cole), Tom Ballard (Graham Crowden). Copyright: BBC.

Waiting For God

BBC One sitcom about a pair of ageing delinquents in a retirement home. 47 episodes (5 series), 1990 - 1994. Stars Graham Crowden, Stephanie Cole, Daniel Hill, Janine Duvitski and others.

Series 5, Episode 3 is repeated on Drama today at 6pm.

Waiting For God. Image shows from L to R: Tom Ballard (Graham Crowden), Diana Trent (Stephanie Cole). Copyright: BBC.

Waiting For God

Sitcom about two elderly delinquents determined to grow old disgracefully at the Bayview Retirement Home

1990 - 1994
47   (5 series)
Graham Crowden, Stephanie Cole, Daniel Hill, Janine Duvitski, Andrew Tourell, Sandra Payne, Dawn Hope, Michael Bilton and Paddy Ward
Michael Aitkens
Gareth Gwenlan and Sue Bysh
Gareth Gwenlan

Diana Trent and Tom Ballard, two elderly residents of Bournemouth's Bayview Retirement Home, are determined not to grow old gracefully. The pair of geriatric delinquents spend their time finding new ways to make life difficult for Bayview manager Harvey Baines; a shallow, profit-driven man who seems to be liked only by his secretary, who is hopelessly in love with him.

Production Details

Production company
Title music is Schubert's The Trout, performed by The Nash Ensemble.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 28th June 1990 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 27th October 1994 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 5 Episode 3: Today at 6pm on Drama
  2. Series 5 Episode 4: Tomorrow at 6pm on Drama
  3. Series 5 Episode 5: Monday at 6pm on Drama
  4. Series 5 Episode 5: Tuesday at 3:10am on Drama
  5. Series 5 Episode 6: Tuesday at 6pm on Drama
  6. Series 5 Episode 7: Wednesday at 6pm on Drama
  7. Series 5 Episode 8: Thursday 5th November at 6pm on Drama

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