Paradise Postponed is a 1986 mini-series based on a novel by John Mortimer. It focuses on inquires into why the leftist Reverend Simeon Simcox bequeaths his fortune to the loathsome Leslie Titmuss, a city developer and...展开Conservative cabinet minister. Simeon's sons Fred, a jazz-drumming doctor, and Henry, once Britain's brightest and angriest writer, conduct separate inquiries into Simeon's life as they try to understand the will.
Novelist John Mortimer brought his legal expertise and sombre humour to the plot, set in a rural English village, that takes in the upheavals of British society from the 1940s to the 1970s. The TV series was directed by Alvin Rakoff and was mainly shot in Henley and Marlow, Buckinghamshire in the second half of 1985.
A three part sequel entitled Titmuss Regained aired in 1991.