Keeping Mum COMPLETE S01
Andrew Beare struggles to take care of his increasingly senile mother, whilst brother Richard takes every opportunity to avoid family responsibility.
Peggy Beare (Stephanie Cole) is a rather manipulative, crafty but somewhat forgetful old lady who lives with her son Andrew (Martin Ball), a recent divorcee who has his hands full looking after her and making sure that she stays out of trouble. Despite Andrew’s devoted attention Peggy thinks that her other son, Richard (David Haig) is wonderful and can do no wrong…even though he does as little as possible to help out. Poor Andrew hopes to get back together with his ex-wife Kate but if he does it will be over Peggy’s dead body, regardless of this he loves her and hasn’t got the heart to put her in a home. The daily trials and tribulations between the brothers, their mother and Tina (Meera Syal) the acid-tongued wife of Richard, help to create many hilarious moments in this superb comedy. It’s a situation that people everywhere can relate to: an elderly parent, a caring son and selfish relations. From the inside it s a living hell but from the outside it can just be very, very funny. Stephanie Cole (Waiting for God, Tenko) is marvellous as batty Peggy , Martin Ball (Chalk) as Andrew, David Haig (The Thin Blue Line ) as Richard and Meera Syal (Kumars at No 42) as Tina.