Nesbitt Gunn, failed drama producer, has been moved to the lower reaches of television and now has to face up to life in the quiz game department under the watchful eye of his ruthless and tyrannical boss, Kevin Hughes.

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John Antrobus

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Cast

Series cast summary:
James Bolam ...  Nesbitt Gunn 13 episodes, 1986-1988
Keith Barron ...  Kevin Hughes 13 episodes, 1986-1988
Deborah Grant ...  Celia Pagett-Smythe 11 episodes, 1986-1988
Richard Wilson ...  Chaplain Toby Duckworth 8 episodes, 1986-1988
Erika Hoffman Erika Hoffman ...  Nancy / ... 7 episodes, 1986-1988
Oliver Cotton ...  Tom 6 episodes, 1986-1988
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Nesbitt Gunn, failed drama producer, has been moved to the lower reaches of television and now has to face up to life in the quiz game department under the watchful eye of his ruthless and tyrannical boss, Kevin Hughes.

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Country:

UK

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English

Release Date:

9 November 1986 (UK) See more »

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(13 episodes)
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This sitcom about a television executive was, rather curiously, a revival of an unsuccessful series of nearly thirty years earlier, which had starred Lionel Jeffries. This 1959 show had been regarded by ITV as such a disaster that it had been shelved for a full five years before being aired, and might never been televised at all had not both Jeffries and director Richard Lester gone on, in the interim half-decade, to major success in the cinema. However, this 1980s revival of the idea, considerably revised and with an entirely new cast, was quite popular and ran for two series. See more »

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