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Our Public Broadcast System is rebroadcasting a BBC half-hour comedy from the early '90s called "Mulberry." They showed it a few years ago, but it apparently wasn't a long-running series since there were no more than about 20 episodes shown here. It's now been brought back to run (locally anyway) at 10:00 pm on Saturday night.

Perhaps it's just me, but I think that is one of the best poignant comedies ever brought across the big pond to the US. Not only is the whole mythology unique, all the actors seem perfectly suited to their roles.

Do any of you remember the show? How popular was it in the UK?

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Sorry I don't remember this show at all. Anyone else?

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Here's the plot summary from imdb:

Mulberry, the cheerful Cockney son of Death and Springtime, starts his "career" as the Grim Reaper's apprentice when he is sent to collect the acerbic and reclusive Miss Farnaby. He instead joins the staff in her creaky manor house, becomes her personal servant, and endeavors to help her enjoy life during the three month extension grudgingly granted by his dad. What will happen when winter ends and spring arrives? Will life go on?

It starred Karl Howman as Mulberry and Geraldine McEwan as Miss Farnaby, and premiered in February 1992. Writing credits: John Esmonde and Bob Larbey.

I have no recollection of this show at all. Which is a pity because it does sound like a show worth watching. Maybe it'll get re-run here on one of the digital channels, so I'll look out for it, especially as a fellow TIWWA-er recommends it. Thanks Southern Celt!

Libby

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This is one of the few shows that has something for almost everyone. The situational comedy presents one level of entertainment for those who just like like sit-coms while the undercurrent of Mulberry having to learn to be Death but not liking it at all gives the show a poignancy, especially in his relationship with Miss Farnaby, his "target."

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Thanks for the heads up.. I'll have to do a search . Time wise I hope it doesn't conflict with another show I watch on saturday nite. I love to watch 'McLeod's Daughters' . I think I was an Aussie in one of my past lives. :clapping:

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I think I was an Aussie in one of my past lives. :clapping:

I've always been intrigued with Aussie movies and TV too. One of my favorite movies is "Road Warrior." (I've got two videotape copies and a DVD of it.)

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