All In Good Faith – 1985

Here’s a sitcom I’d never heard of starring the late Richard Briers.  Screened in the mid 1980’s All In Good faith ran from 1985 to 1988, three series, one special totaling 19 episodes.  This was Briers’ first sitcom for ITV

It was made by Thames Television for ITV and written especially for Richard Briers, but despite the Thames connection I can’t ever remember seeing it repeated on GOLD (originally UK Gold being a joint project between BBC and Thames).


The story follows the Reverend Philip Lambe who, in his middle age, decides to move from his wealthy Oxfordshire parish to one in Edendale, a fictional urban town in the Midlands. He is determined to do things in his new parish and is faced with new problems like homeless people. He is accompanied by his wife Emma, sixteen-year-old daughter Miranda and twelve-year-old son Peter.





Richard Briers – The Reverend Philip Lambe
Barbara Ferris – Emma Lambe (series 1 and 2)
Susan Jameson – Emma Lambe (series 3)
Lydia Smith – Miranda Lambe (series 1 and 2)
James Campbell – Peter Lambe (series 1 and 2)
James Cossins – Major Andrews (series 1)
Robert Bridges – Wilf (series 1)
Frank Middlemass – Desmond Frank (series 2 and 3)
T. P. McKenna – Oscar Randolph (series 2)
John Woodvine – Oscar Randolph (series 3)


Channel: ITV
Written By: John Kane
Produced By: Thames TV for ITV
Original Transmission Dates: 30th December 1985 – 30th May 1988




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