At Home With The Snails

Comedy about a nice middle-class family quietly going mad together.

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Fed-up Alex has done nothing since university, but then he discovers an unusual hobby. Stars Geoffrey Palmer. From June 2001.

Fed-up Alex has done nothing since university, but then he discovers an unusual hobby.

Stars Geoffrey Palmer.

From June 2001.

Alex is depressed and has done nothing since university - but then he finds himself an unusual hobby.

Starring Geoffrey Palmer.

Alex is depressed and has done nothing since university, but then he gets an unusual hobby

Alex, clearly depressed and aimless since leaving university, finds a hobby: snails.

His OXFORD professor father is delighted - here is a subject for his next book.

Meanwhile, mother sits knitting snails in the conservatory.

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Alex is obsessed with snails, but can women ever replace them in his affections?

Alex falls for a French girl and tries to prove he is normal by eating his snails.

His father starts to worry that his book, a study of Alex's snail obsession, is in jeopardy.

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Alex is prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice when his mum thinks she's pregnant.

Beverly hears the patter of tiny feet.

George is aghast, but decides the situation could be turned to his advantage.

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With 2000 snails in Alex's shed, there are fears that they'll take over the village.

Alex has 2,000 snails in the shed and there are fears they are taking over the village.

Rose spots a business opportunity.

Beverly convinces Alex to lecture the inmates at Bedley prison about his passion for snails, while Rose tries to turn the situation into a money spinner.

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George and Beverley feign their deaths to see how their children cope without them. Stars Geoffrey Palmer and Angela Thorne. From July 2002.

George and Beverley feign their deaths to see how their children cope without them.

George and Beverly feign their deaths to get their childrens reactions - George so he can then write a book about it all and Beverly so they become one big happy family again when they are reunited - but will any of the plan actually work?

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George and Beverly feign death so he can write a book about their children's reactions. Stars Geoffrey Palmer. From July 2002.

George and Beverly feign death so he can write a book about their children's reactions.

Stars Geoffrey Palmer.

From July 2002.

George and Beverly feign their deaths so that the children realise how much they miss them - but will the plan work? Starring Geoffrey Palmer.

George and Beverly feign their deaths so that the children realise how much they miss them

George and Beverly feign their deaths so that the children realise how much they miss them - but will the plan work?

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George and Beverly continue faking their deaths in order to bring their family closer. Stars Geoffrey Palmer. From August 2002.

George and Beverly continue faking their deaths, in order to bring their family closer.

Stars Geoffrey Palmer.

From August 2002.

George and Beverly continue with their plan to bring their family together by faking their deaths.

George and Beverly continue with their plan to unite the family by faking their deaths.

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Will George and Beverly's faked deaths reunite their family? Stars Geoffrey Palmer and Angela Thorne. From August 2002.

Will George and Beverly's faked deaths reunite their family? Stars Geoffrey Palmer and Angela Thorne.

From August 2002.

Will George and Beverly's faked deaths reunite their family? From August 2002.

Will George and Beverly's faked deaths reunite their family?

Everything comes out in the open in the series finale.