Tears Before Bedtime (1983)

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"Middle Age Crazy" would have been an apt subtitle for the British sitcom Tears Before Bedtime. Geraldine McEwan and Francis Matthews starred as married couple Anne and Geoffrey Dickens, whose solitude and sanity were severely threatened by the presence of their three grown children (ages 18, 19, 20). Finally fed up with it all, Anne and Geoffrey packed up and moved out to a basement apartment some 70 miles from their former domicile, leaving their contentious kids to fend for themselves. Not to be confused with the 1995 dramatic miniseries of the same name, the seven-episode Tears Before Bedtime was seen on BBC1 from March 29 to May 10, 1983.