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

Waiting For God

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1990 - 1994
  • 47 episodes (5 series)

Sitcom about two elderly delinquents determined to grow old disgracefully at the Bayview Retirement Home. Stars Graham Crowden, Stephanie Cole, Daniel Hill, Janine Duvitski, Andrew Tourell and more.


Episode menu

Series 3 - Christmas Special

The residents are irate to discover that Harvey has spent the last £300 of Bayview's entertainment budget on a new jacket, leaving them with nothing for Christmas. Diana, meanwhile, is filled with yuletide temper and even more moody than usual. Tom calls in Sarah and little Diana to break her humbug spirit, before 'doing his bit' by offering lodging to a homeless couple.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 23rd December 1992
50 minutes

Cast & crew

Graham Crowden Tom Ballard
Stephanie Cole Diana Trent
Daniel Hill Harvey Bains
Janine Duvitski Jane Edwards
Andrew Tourell Geoffrey Ballard
Sandra Payne Marion Ballard
Dawn Hope Jenny
Michael Bilton Basil
Guest cast
Lucy Aston Sarah Snow (Diana's Niece)
Chico Andrade Antonio (Gardener)
Mark McKenna Dave (Homeless Man)
Katherine Toy Sally (Homeless Woman)
Jamie Ripman Det. John Berry
Mark Charnock Santa
Sue Scott-Davison Woman in Grotto
Danny Swanson Policeman
Daryl Kwan Mr Kwok (Bayview Chef)
Martha Mackintosh Baby Diana
Writing team
Michael Aitkens Writer
Production team
Gareth Gwenlan Director
Gareth Gwenlan Producer
Chris Wadsworth Editor
John Dunstan Editor
Roger Harris Production Designer

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