Garry McDonald and Ruth Cracknell in character would appear in television adverts for Dynamo laundry liquid. Lorna is the "younger and prettier" sister, much to Maggie's chagrin. She is married to Stan and has 3 children—Colin, Dawn and Murray. For other uses, see Mother and Son disambiguation. Deidre seems to want the best for her ex-husband Arthur and dislikes him looking after his mother. Arthur McDonald is an editor and journalist for a newspaper. The series itself became extremely popular and has screened in constant reruns, particularly by Network Ten.