Set in the fictional Yorkshire Town of Scarsdale, the show centred around the bungling exploits of Selwyn Froggitt, a burly, balding, good-natured council labourer. Usually to be found clad in a donkey jacket with a copy of the Times newspaper rolled up in his pocket, although was hardly ever seen reading it, preferring to tell people that “There was an article about it in the Times”) and an urge to improve his life and that of everyone around him. Froggitt was on the committee of the Scarsdale Working Man’s Club, serving as concert secretary in charge of booking ‘turns’.
Froggitt was fundamentally and spectacularly incompetent at everything he turned his hand to, being equally inept at his day job (digging holes and filling them in), Do It Yourself at home, and booking acts for the club.
Bill Maynard – Selwyn Froggitt
Megs Jenkins – Mrs Froggitt
Robert Keegan – Maurice Froggitt
Rosemary Martin – Vera Parkinson (Series1)
Lynda Baron – Vera Parkinson (Series 2&3)
Richard Davies – Clive
Bill Dean – Jack
Harold Goodwin – Harry
Robrt Mort – Ray
Created By: Roy Clarke
Written By: Alan Plater
Original Transmission Dates: 30th September 1974 – 27th December 1977
All three series are available on Network DVD www.networkdvd.net