After Henry comes to That’s TV

That’s TV will begin broadcasting vintage sitcom After Henry this February.

Produced by Thames Television, the show was originally a BBC Radio series. Beginning on BBC Radio in 1985, After Henry ran until 1989. There were 34 episodes over 4 series.

With the BBC reluctant to recreate the show for television, Thames took it on. After Henry had 38 episodes over 4 series on television, between 1988 and 1992. The sitcom stars Prunella Scales as Sarah, a widow who is somewhat stuck between her elder and younger generational counterparts. She lives with her mother Eleanor (Joan Sanderson) and her daughter Clare (Janine Wood), constantly torn between their differing opinions and approaches to life’s problems. She also helps to run a bookshop with her friend Russell (Jonathan Newth). Russell is a frequent confidante on issues regarding Sarah’s often taxing home life, and his shop a sanctuary for her.

The Thames Television series shares part of the cast from the BBC Radio version, however the roles of Clare and Russell were played by Gerry Cowper and Benjamin Whitrow respectively for the BBC.

It appears That’s TV will begin from Series 1 Episode 1, airing at roughly the same time each weekday.

After Henry will begin broadcasting on That’s TV at 11.20 am on Tuesday 13th February 2024, continuing each weekday at roughly 11.15-11.30 am.

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