Three Up Two Down [TV Series] (1985)

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The old reliable "culture clash" device was trotted out for the British sitcom Three Up Two Down. It all began when cockney pensioner Sam Tyler (Michael Elphick) moved into a basement flat owned by his son Nick (Ray Burdis). Alas, Nick's wife Angie (Lysette Anthony) had already promised the flat to her Cheltenham-bred mother Daphne Trenchard (Angela Thorne). Inevitably, the two oldsters were forced to share the apartment. This delighted the earthy Sam, who was attracted to the haughty Daphne -- but the feeling was certainly not mutual. Twenty-five episodes of Three Up Two Down were beamed out by BBC1 from April 15, 1985 to June 18, 1989.