Faces Of Jim, is an umbrella title that relates to three series of individual sitcoms that aired between 1961 and 1963, starring Jimmy Edwards.
The idea which of course followed the Comedy Playhouse idea, was used to great effect some years later by Ronnie Barker with his popular Seven Of One series.
There were three distinct series, the first was: The Seven Faces of Jim, the second series was entitled Six More Faces of Jim and the third: More Faces of Jim. In total there were 19 episodes plus a shorter episode: The Christmas Face of Jim, that was part of the long running Christmas Night with the Stars.
Each episode was an individual sitcom that saw Jimmy Edwards star in various roles alongside some well known guest stars.
A full list of episodes and brief synopsis can be found on Wikipedia
Channel: BBC TV
Written By: Frank Muir and Denis Norden.
Original Transmission Dates: 28th December 1961 – 9th August 1963
The Seven Faces of Jim survives in its entirety and so does the 1962 Christmas Short. Sadly, like so much TV output of the time, all of the other episodes ( series 2 and 3) were discarded by the BBC during the early 1970s, and remain missing.
Some of the existing footage was used in a “Comedy Classics of the 60’s” compilation VHS by Watershed Entertainment.