After You've Gone – new sitcom starts Friday 12 January 2007 at 8.30pm on BBC One
Nicholas Lyndhurst makes a welcome return to the BBC One in sitcom After You've Gone as jack-of-all-trades, Jimmy Venables – probably the only man in Britain who gets divorced and ends up sharing a home with his mother-in-law.
Weekend-dad Jimmy volunteers to move back into the marital home to look after his two teenagers when his ex-wife volunteers to tend to victims of a natural disaster in Africa.
Unfortunately, Jimmy's patrician mother-in-law, Diana (Celia Imrie) views Jimmy as a walking, talking natural disaster so she virtually moves in to "help" which generally means undermining Jimmy whenever possible.
With a smart talking daughter, Molly (Dani Harmer, star of Tracy Beaker), who thinks she's already a woman, and a son, Alex (Ryan Sampson), who occasionally dresses a bit too much like one, just how much of a challenge can adapting to fatherhood on a daily basis be?
After You've Gone is a BBC Production, created by Fred Barron (creator of My Family), which continues Barron's exploration of family life, focusing this time on one man's noble attempt at being a responsible adult and parent despite the fact that he doesn't have a clue.
Th cast also includes Amanda Abbington as Jimmy's girlfriend and Vincent Ebrahim and Lee Oakes as Jimmy's mates.
After You've Gone is produced by Rosemary McGowan (Happiness), executive produced by Kenton Allen (The Royle Family) and Fred Barron, and is directed by Tony Dow (Only Fools And Horses).
The theme tune, After You've Gone, is performed by Jamie Cullum.