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(1968–1973)

Full Cast & Crew

Series Directed by 

Bill Podmore ... (34 episodes, 1969-1973)
June Howson ... (11 episodes, 1968-1969)

Series Writing Credits  

Roy Bottomley ... (19 episodes, 1968-1973)
Tom Brennand ... (19 episodes, 1968-1973)
John Stevenson ... (19 episodes, 1969-1973)
Harry Driver ... (creator) (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Vince Powell ... (creator) (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Rex Arundel ... (1 episode, 1972)
George Layton ... (1 episode, 1972)
Jonathan Lynn ... (1 episode, 1972)
Lew Schwarz ... (1 episode, 1972)

Series Cast  

Hylda Baker Hylda Baker ...  Nellie Pledge 45 episodes, 1968-1973
Jimmy Jewel ...  Eli Pledge 45 episodes, 1968-1973
Joe Gladwin ...  Stan Hardman 45 episodes, 1968-1973
Madge Hindle Madge Hindle ...  Lily Tattersall 44 episodes, 1968-1973
Edward Malin Edward Malin ...  Walter Tattersall 44 episodes, 1968-1973
Freddie Rayner Freddie Rayner ...  Grenville 24 episodes, 1969-1973
Bert Palmer Bert Palmer ...  Bert Taylor 6 episodes, 1968
Leslie Sarony ...  Bert Taylor 3 episodes, 1969
Lane Meddick Lane Meddick ...  Landlord / ... 3 episodes, 1969-1971
Harry Littlewood ...  Landlord / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1973
Peter Tuddenham Peter Tuddenham ...  Rev Hitchcock / ... 2 episodes, 1968
Shirley Stelfox ...  Clara / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1972
Gerry Cowan Gerry Cowan ...  Barman / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1972
John Savident ...  Landlord 2 episodes, 1969
Charles Pemberton Charles Pemberton ...  Man / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1972
Alick Hayes Alick Hayes ...  Attendant / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
Ivor Dean ...  Detective Inspector / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1971
Julie Goodyear Julie Goodyear ...  Celia / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1970
Harold Goodwin ...  Billy Butterworth / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1972
Maggie Jones Maggie Jones ...  Ivy Crabtree / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1972
John Barrett ...  Joshua Pledge 1 episode, 1968
Jennifer Jayne ...  Penelope 1 episode, 1968
Norman Scace Norman Scace ...  Ernest Henshaw 1 episode, 1968
Peter Butterworth ...  Lord Mayor 1 episode, 1969
Tim Barrett ...  Petherbridge 1 episode, 1968
Bill Waddington Bill Waddington ...  Landlord 1 episode, 1968
Willoughby Goddard ...  Arnold Ackroyd 1 episode, 1968
Margaret Nolan ...  Nemone Moore 1 episode, 1968
Patti Dalton Patti Dalton ...  Office Girl 1 episode, 1968
Windsor Davies ...  Vicar 1 episode, 1969
Wallas Eaton Wallas Eaton ...  Dr. French 1 episode, 1969
Elaine Mitchell Elaine Mitchell ...  Mrs. Clegg 1 episode, 1969
Anthony Roye Anthony Roye ...  Vicar 1 episode, 1969
John Sharp ...  Harry Hardcastle 1 episode, 1969
Robin Wentworth Robin Wentworth ...  Charlie 1 episode, 1969
Fanny Carby Fanny Carby ...  Marlene Fitton 1 episode, 1970
Ellis Dale Ellis Dale ...  Mr. Holroyd 1 episode, 1970
Priscilla Morgan ...  Mrs. Jones 1 episode, 1970
Wensley Pithey Wensley Pithey ...  Leonard Longbottom 1 episode, 1970
Gaye Brown Gaye Brown ...  Big Beryl 1 episode, 1971
David Garth ...  Mr. Littlewood 1 episode, 1971
Susan Hanson Susan Hanson ...  Mabel 1 episode, 1971
William Kendall ...  Major Lovelace 1 episode, 1971
Ivor Salter ...  Snatcher Snelling 1 episode, 1971
John Barrie ...  Rupert Tempest 1 episode, 1972
James Bree ...  Mr. Lloyd 1 episode, 1972
John Normington ...  Norman Perkins 1 episode, 1972
Campbell Singer Campbell Singer ...  Magistrate 1 episode, 1972
Barbara Young ...  Woman In Doctor's 1 episode, 1972
George Lambert George Lambert ...  Pierre La Vaterre 1 episode, 1973
Daphne Heard ...  Mrs. Hardman 1 episode, 1968
Andrew Sachs ...  Doctor 1 episode, 1968
Bertie Topham Bertie Topham ...  Secretary 1 episode, 1968
Pat Beckett Pat Beckett ...  Vinegar Vera 1 episode, 1969
Frank Birch ...  Man in Club 1 episode, 1969
Roger Brierley Roger Brierley ...  Dr. Bell 1 episode, 1969
Margaret Lacey Margaret Lacey ...  Mrs. Mellowdew 1 episode, 1969
Peter Mackriel ...  Bank Clerk 1 episode, 1969
Derek Tansley Derek Tansley ...  Registrar 1 episode, 1969
Roger Tonge Roger Tonge ...  Nigel 1 episode, 1969
William Maxwell ...  Policeman 1 episode, 1970
Desmond McNamara Desmond McNamara ...  Waiter 1 episode, 1970
Lennard Pearce ...  Doctor 1 episode, 1970
George Waring George Waring ...  Mr. Whittaker 1 episode, 1970
Carmel Cryan Carmel Cryan ...  Sabrina Clegg 1 episode, 1972
Alan Moore Alan Moore ...  Everett Hampton 1 episode, 1972
Richard Moore Richard Moore ...  Det. Sergeant Nicholas 1 episode, 1972
Graham Armitage ...  Broomhead 1 episode, 1973
Francis De Wolff Francis De Wolff ...  Henri Duval 1 episode, 1973
Anthony Sharp ...  Dr. Scott 1 episode, 1973
Marjie Lawrence ...  Bertha Cobden 1 episode, 1968
Henry Moxon Henry Moxon ...  Vicar 1 episode, 1968
Christine Ozanne Christine Ozanne ...  Miss Darnell 1 episode, 1968
Rex Arundel Rex Arundel ...  Sidebottom 1 episode, 1969
Jessie Evans Jessie Evans ...  Woman Patient 1 episode, 1969
Michael Nightingale Michael Nightingale ...  Bank Manager 1 episode, 1969
Sylvia Renee Sylvia Renee ...  Mabel Gartside 1 episode, 1969
Sally Thomsett Sally Thomsett ...  Brenda 1 episode, 1969
John Swindells John Swindells ...  Policeman 1 episode, 1971
Kenneth Watson Kenneth Watson ...  1st Policeman 1 episode, 1971
Fred Feast ...  Arnold Guttersby 1 episode, 1972
Stanley Page Stanley Page ...  Harold 1 episode, 1972
Robin Hunter Robin Hunter ...  Customs Officer 1 episode, 1973
Meg Johnson Meg Johnson ...  Miss Pringle 1 episode, 1973
George Malpas ...  Postman 1 episode, 1973
Madge Brindley ...  Miss Lavere 1 episode, 1968
Leyland Vincent Leyland Vincent ...  Undertaker 1 episode, 1968
Bill Dean ...  Coach Driver 1 episode, 1969
Alan Gerrard Alan Gerrard ...  Frobisher 1 episode, 1969
Ken Parry Ken Parry ...  Man Patient 1 episode, 1969
Mark Strong Mark Strong ...  Fred 1 episode, 1969
Michael Beint Michael Beint ...  Mr. Jones 1 episode, 1970
Arthur R. Webb Arthur R. Webb ...  Old Man 1 episode, 1970
David Bradley ...  2nd Policeman 1 episode, 1971
Deirdre Costello Deirdre Costello ...  Gloria 1 episode, 1972
Malcolm Hebden ...  Court Clerk 1 episode, 1972
Roger Hume Roger Hume ...  Waiter 1 episode, 1973
John Scarborough John Scarborough ...  Receptionist 1 episode, 1973
Raymond Mason Raymond Mason ...  Man in Pub 1 episode, 1969
Mike Saar Mike Saar ...  Manager 1 episode, 1969
Nita Valerie Nita Valerie ...  Woman in Pub 1 episode, 1969
Roy Barraclough ...  Vicar 1 episode, 1970
Bernard Latham Bernard Latham ...  Young Man 1 episode, 1970
Wendy McConnell Wendy McConnell ...  Waitress 1 episode, 1973
Derek Williams Derek Williams ...  Barber 1 episode, 1968
Liz Goulding Liz Goulding ...  Young Nurse 1 episode, 1969
Juliet Green Juliet Green ...  Girl 1 episode, 1969
Judith Jones Judith Jones ...  Waitress 1 episode, 1969
Daphne Green Daphne Green ...  Nurse 1 episode, 1973
Julia Jaeger Julia Jaeger ...  Janet 1 episode, 1968
Rosalind Scott-Russell Rosalind Scott-Russell ...  Salesgirl 1 episode, 1969
Diane Westbury Diane Westbury ...  Waitress 1 episode, 1969
Ian Campbell Ian Campbell ...  Masseur 1 episode, 1973
Beverley Stevens Beverley Stevens ...  Waitress 1 episode, 1969
Jane Wood Jane Wood ...  Girl 1 episode, 1969
Ronald Adam ...  Magistrate 1 episode, 1969
Betty Alberge ...  Mrs. Rowbottom 1 episode, 1969
Jean Challis Jean Challis ...  Woman 1 episode, 1969
John Comer ...  Policeman 1 episode, 1969
Sue Gresham Sue Gresham ...  Girl 1 episode, 1969
Charlotte Howard Charlotte Howard ...  Ida 1 episode, 1969
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ...  Mr. Howcroft 1 episode, 1969
John Tordoff John Tordoff ...  Court Policeman 1 episode, 1969
Jack Watling ...  Cartwright 1 episode, 1969
David Jackson David Jackson ...  Eddie 1 episode, 1970
Ken Jones Ken Jones ...  Landlord 1 episode, 1970
Lynne Carol Lynne Carol ...  Alice Butterworth 1 episode, 1972
Michael Hall Michael Hall ...  Albert Ramshaw 1 episode, 1972
Brian Jackson ...  Harry Hampton 1 episode, 1972
Ann Rye Ann Rye ...  Miss Nesbit 1 episode, 1972
Philip Stone ...  Mr. Wellbeloved 1 episode, 1972
Paul Dawkins Paul Dawkins ...  Siegfried 1 episode, 1973
Ronald Radd ...  Will O'Fred's 1 episode, 1973
Poppy Lane Poppy Lane ...  Onion Annie (uncredited) unknown episodes
Kathy Staff ...  Factory worker (uncredited) unknown episodes
Paula Swift Paula Swift ...  Vinegar Vera (uncredited) unknown episodes

Series Produced by 

Bill Podmore ... producer (27 episodes, 1970-1973)
Peter Eckersley ... producer (18 episodes, 1968-1969)

Series Music by 

Derek Hilton ... (11 episodes, 1968-1969)

Series Production Design by 

Eric Deakins ... (37 episodes, 1969-1973)
Denis Parkin ... (3 episodes, 1968)
Alan Wright ... (2 episodes, 1968)
Michael Grimes ... (1 episode, 1968)

Series Art Department 

Graham Adshead ... graphics / graphic designer (3 episodes, 1968-1969)

Series Sound Department 

Frank H. Griffiths ... film sound (1 episode, 1972)
Gordon K. McCallum ... sound mixer (unknown episodes)

Series Camera and Electrical Department 

Ray Goode ... film cameraman (1 episode, 1972)

Series Editorial Department 

Fred Massey ... film editor (1 episode, 1972)

Series Script and Continuity Department 

Lew Schwarz ... script editor (14 episodes, 1970-1972)
John Stevenson ... script editor (2 episodes, 1970)

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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