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Series: Watching
Brit Com of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Malcolm Stoneway is a quiet mild-mannered birdwatcher. Brenda Wilson is a loud colourfully-clad motormouth. Given the rules of television, naturally they're destined to be together...aren't they?

This series provides examples of:

  • British Accents: Marjorie can see that people would have trouble with Brenda and Pamela's Scouse accent, 'though you think they'd at least be able to understand each other.'
  • "Do It Yourself" Theme Tune: The beginning and ending themes are sung in-character by Emma Wray as Brenda.
  • Gilligan Cut: There is absolutely no way Brenda is going to ride on the motorbike with the Welsh dresser. No way.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Malcolm towers over most of the other regular characters, and most of them do the same to Brenda.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Brenda is in no position to make fun of Terry's brightly-coloured jacket in Season Two.
  • Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: Every week it's a gerund. The first season gives us "Meeting", "Wrestling", "Outing", "Confusing", "Leaving", "Repenting" and "Hiding".
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