The series aired on BBC1 in the United Kingdom. It was a comedy series about Martin Bryce and his long suffering wife Anne. Martin is desperate to get one up on his next door neighbour Paul but always comes off second best.
Martin finds his life being turned upside down when the company he works with merges with another and has plans to move. Ann discovers that she pregnant but Martin is too preoccupied with possibility of leaving the Close to share her happiness.