Ever Decreasing Circles

Ever Decreasing Circles

1984 - 2011, Comedy
Ann, Howard and Hilda are glad to have Paul as a neighbor, but Martin isn't so sure about him.

Episode Guide

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - Moving On (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Moving On

    Martin's promotion will take him to Shropshire; Ann announces she's pregnant.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - Half an Office (Season 4 Episode 7)
    Season 4 Episode 7:

    Half an Office

    Another department's plans to expand threaten Martin's office space.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - Jumping to Conclusions (Season 4 Episode 6)
    Season 4 Episode 6:

    Jumping to Conclusions

    Hilda thinks Paul and Ann are having an affair when she sees Ann climbing over Paul's fence.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - The Footpath (Season 4 Episode 5)
    Season 4 Episode 5:

    The Footpath

    A local farmer denies Howard and Hilda the right to use a public footpath.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - Neighbourhood Watch (Season 4 Episode 4)
    Season 4 Episode 4:

    Neighbourhood Watch

    The community, the police and just about everyone else come to regret Martin's involvement in the Neighbourhood Watch.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - Stuck in a Loft (Season 4 Episode 3)
    Season 4 Episode 3:

    Stuck in a Loft

    Hilda, Howard, Martin and Ann rent a country cottage for the weekend.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - Goodbye Paul? (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Goodbye Paul?

    Martin is overjoyed when he learns that Paul is leaving the community.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - Relaxation (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:


    Ann wants Paul to teach Martin how to relax so that he can finally get a good night's sleep.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - Cavaliers and Roundheads (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Cavaliers and Roundheads

    Martin and Paul fight for different sides in a re-enactment of a battle between the Cavaliers and the Roundheads.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - The Campaign (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    The Campaign

    Martin tries to stop Ann's campaign for the Open University.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - Local Hero (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Local Hero

    Martin's fame goes to his head when he becomes a local hero by saving a girl from drowning.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - House to Let (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    House to Let

    Martin wonders what kind of knaves will rent Tredwell's house after Paul buys it.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - One Night Stand (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    One Night Stand

    Martin is convinced that he cheated on Ann when he wakes up with a woman lying next to him in his hotel room.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - Manure (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:


    When Martin offers to take delivery of Paul's garden manure, things go disastrously wrong.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - The Party (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    The Party

    Martin agrees to let a few of Paul's friends stay at his house after a big party, sure that he'll regret it in the morning.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - The Psychiatrist (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    The Psychiatrist

    Ann decides Martin needs help dealing with his hyperactivity, while Martin believes Ann is the one who needs assistance.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - Boredom (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:


    Ann becomes bored with her stay-at-home existence.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - Snooker (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:


    Martin is excited about the upcoming snooker tournament until he learns that Paul has also entered.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - Housework (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:


    When Ann has to go into the hospital for a minor operation, Martin refuses all offers of household help from his friends.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - A Married Man (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    A Married Man

    Paul's estranged wife ruins dinner with his new girlfriend, Martin and his wife.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - The Cricket Match (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    The Cricket Match

    Martin puts all his energy into preparing for a cricket match.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - The Tea Party (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    The Tea Party

    Martin organizes an afternoon of activities for an elderly friend, hoping it will all end with a great game of bingo.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - Vicars and Tarts (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    Vicars and Tarts

    Martin worries that Paul will ruin the community's annual fund-raising dance.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - Holiday Plans (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    Holiday Plans

    The annual holiday arrangements need organizing and Martin assumes his usual responsibilities.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - A Strange Woman (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    A Strange Woman

    Martin believes Paul's unconventional behavior will upset the community's delicate balance.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - Taking Over (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    Taking Over

    Martin dislikes Paul's suggestion to reorganize the Residents' Committee.

  • Ever Decreasing Circles - The New Neighbour (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    The New Neighbour

    Martin and Ann meet their new neighbor.