Synopsis by Hal Erickson
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.