Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The setting for this morbidly amusing British sitcom was Bayview Retirement Home, a sterile senior-citizen center. Upon his arrival at Bayview, randy oldster Tom Ballard (Graham Crowden) formed a curious bond with fellow inmate Diana Trent (Stephanie Cole), a relentless griper who claimed that she was anxious to die and have done with it all. Together, Tom and Diana contrived to make life miserable for Harvey Bains (Daniel Hill), the prissy, rule-bound manager of Bayview. Also appearing from time to time were Tom's son Geoffrey (Andrew Tourell), Jeffrey's snappish wife Marion (Sandra Payne), and irritatingly cheerful senior-center worker Jane Edwards (Janine Duvitski). Despite its geriatric cast, Waiting for God managed to stay on the air for five seasons and 47 episodes, from June 28, 1990 to October 27, 1994.