Potter, 1979

This largely forgotten classic from the pen of Roy Clarke, ran for three series between 1979 and 1983, Potter was Arthur Lowe’s last work, he died in 1982.

As plans for a third series were so advanced the part of Potter was played by Robin Bailey.  At the end of series three it was discontinued.

Potter is a forgotten classic that seldom gets repeated and has yet to make it’s debut on DVD. It is about time that this little gem resurfaced on the likes of G.O.L.D. and was released to DVD.  Come on BBC !


Arthur Lowe is Redvers Potter head of the family business (“Pottermint The Hotter Mints “).

We join the series as Redvers Potter is retiring.  The former sweet  manufacturer is a busybody and now finds himself with time on his hands.

The series follows the now retired Potter in his various attempts to keep himself occupied by interfering in other people’s business.








Arthur Lowe
Robin Bailey (series 3)
Noel Dyson
John Barron
John Warner
Harry H. Corbett (series 2&3)
Brenda Cowling (series 2&3)


Written By: Roy Clarke
Channel: BBC1
Original Transmission Dates: 1st March, 1979 – 28th August, 1983

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