Paradise Postponed is a 1986 TV serial based on a novel by John Mortimer. The plot focused on inquires into why the leftist Reverend Simeon Simcox left the Simcox brewery millions to Leslie Titmuss, a city developer and Conservative cabinet minister. Simeon's sons Fred, a jazz-drumming doctor, and Henry, once Britain's brightest and angriest writer, both conduct inquiries into Simeon's life as they try to understand the will.
The work is 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.
- Michael Hordern - Rev. Simeon Simcox
- Annette Crosbie - Dorothy Simcox
- Peter Egan - Henry Simcox
- Paul Shelley - Fred Simcox
- Colin Blakely - Dr. Salter
- Eleanor David - Agnes Simcox, née Salter
- Jill Bennett - Lady Grace Fanner
- Richard Vernon - Sir Nicholas Fanner
- Zoë Wanamaker - Charlotte 'Charlie' Titmuss, née Fanner
- David Threlfall - Leslie Titmuss
- Colin Jeavons - George Titmuss
- Albert Welling - The Rev. Kevin Bulstrode
- Harold Innocent - Jackson Catelow
- Thomas Heathcote - Tom Nowt
- Claire Oberman - Lonnie Simcox, née Hope
- Paradise Postponed at the Internet Movie Database
- Review of Mortimer's novel in Time magazine (1986)
- Review of the TV series by The New York Times (1986)