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Life implodes for Frances O’Brien, Head Librarian, when her horrible mother comes to live with her. Frances wants her husband, Terry, to look after her, but he’s busy with his Midnight Oil tribute group, 'Oils Ain't Oils'. Adding to her woes, the library is forced to return an annual profit. As the staff already struggles to enforce the return of a book, this latest initiative could spell the end of the library. “one of Australia’s top TV comedies... original, acutely observed... a powerhouse comedy team.” The West

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Life implodes for Frances O’Brien, Head Librarian, when her horrible mother comes to live with her. Frances wants her husband, Terry, to look after her, but he’s busy with his Midnight Oil tribute group, 'Oils Ain't Oils'. Adding to her woes, the library is forced to return an annual profit. As the staff already struggles to enforce the return of a book, this latest initiative could spell the end of the library. “one of Australia’s top TV comedies... original, acutely observed... a powerhouse comedy team.” The West

    • Episode 1

    Mother Pearl

    Head Librarian Frances O'Brien's world is turned upside down when a government bureaucrat Xavier Fisher rules that public libraries are to turn a profit or face closure.

    • 26 Minutes

    Head Librarian Frances O'Brien's world is turned upside down when a government bureaucrat Xavier Fisher rules that public libraries are to turn a profit or face closure.

    • 26 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    Quid Pro Quo

    With the help of Father Harris, Frances settles Pearl into a nursing home. To pay for Pearl's new accommodation at Gentle Pines, Frances needs to sell her mother's house - and fast.

    • 25 Minutes

    With the help of Father Harris, Frances settles Pearl into a nursing home. To pay for Pearl's new accommodation at Gentle Pines, Frances needs to sell her mother's house - and fast.

    • 25 Minutes
    • Episode 3

    Tsukiji

    Frances meets Indigo the 'new age' real estate agent who is going to sell Pearl's house. Back at the library Christine sets up a major fundraising initiative that promises to make a lot of money. After another discouraging rejection letter for his novel, Dawn encourages Matthew to start writing DVD reviews instead.

    • 26 Minutes

    Frances meets Indigo the 'new age' real estate agent who is going to sell Pearl's house. Back at the library Christine sets up a major fundraising initiative that promises to make a lot of money. After another discouraging rejection letter for his novel, Dawn encourages Matthew to start writing DVD reviews instead.

    • 26 Minutes
    • Episode 4

    Dark Before Dawn

    Pearl's nursing home, Gentle Pines, is hounding Frances for payment - money Frances doesn't have. But if she doesn't pay up, Pearl will end up living at the O'Brien house. Terry desperately seeks a buyer for the tonnes of tuna stocked up in their garage.

    • 26 Minutes

    Pearl's nursing home, Gentle Pines, is hounding Frances for payment - money Frances doesn't have. But if she doesn't pay up, Pearl will end up living at the O'Brien house. Terry desperately seeks a buyer for the tonnes of tuna stocked up in their garage.

    • 26 Minutes
    • Episode 5

    Kerching! Kerching!

    Frances' worst nightmare has come true... she's once again living under the same roof as her mother. With the tuna for sale on ebay, Frances hopes it won't be long before they can afford to send chain-smoking Pearl back to Gentle Pines. In the meantime, Terry is charged with keeping an eye on her during the day.

    • 26 Minutes

    Frances' worst nightmare has come true... she's once again living under the same roof as her mother. With the tuna for sale on ebay, Frances hopes it won't be long before they can afford to send chain-smoking Pearl back to Gentle Pines. In the meantime, Terry is charged with keeping an eye on her during the day.

    • 26 Minutes
    • Episode 6

    Milk, Not Cheese, Moon

    A security guard catches Frances and Christine trying to steal the fundraising money from the library. What could drive them to such desperate measures?

    • 26 Minutes

    A security guard catches Frances and Christine trying to steal the fundraising money from the library. What could drive them to such desperate measures?

    • 26 Minutes
    • Episode 7

    Pearl of Wisdom

    The library is a hub of activity for Senior Citizens Day. Ky is busy conducting video interviews for an oral history project and Christine is manning the Devonshire tea stand. With the tour guide waylaid, Neil steps in to lead a group of seniors on a historical walk of Middleton.

    • 26 Minutes

    The library is a hub of activity for Senior Citizens Day. Ky is busy conducting video interviews for an oral history project and Christine is manning the Devonshire tea stand. With the tour guide waylaid, Neil steps in to lead a group of seniors on a historical walk of Middleton.

    • 26 Minutes
    • Episode 8

    Power and the Passion

    The library fundraising thermometer has hit rock bottom since the closure of Showbiz Video. Xavier Fisher orders immediate cutbacks at the library and Frances must fire three staff members.

    • 27 Minutes

    The library fundraising thermometer has hit rock bottom since the closure of Showbiz Video. Xavier Fisher orders immediate cutbacks at the library and Frances must fire three staff members.

    • 27 Minutes
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