It’s Awfully Bad For Your Eyes Darling, 1971
It’s Awfully Bad For Your Eyes Darling had first appeared as a pilot episode in April 1971, before going on to run for a six part series later the same year.
It marked an early TV appearance for a young Joanna Lumley. It’s also notable for an appearance as actor from someone who would go on to have significant success as a sitcom writer : Jeremy Lloyd. It’s also notable for one of the series’ writers who herself went on to become a famous author of romance novels: Jilly Cooper.
Sadly like many shows of the time only one episode is still believed to exist in the archives.
The series revolved around four posh young women sharing a flat in London.
Joanna Lumley – Samantha Ryder-Ross
Jane Carr – Gillian Page-Wood’ Pudding’
Elizabeth Knight – Clover Mason
Jennifer Croxton – Virginia Watter
Jeremy Lloyd – Bobby Dutton
Written By: Jilly Cooper and Christopher Bond
Original Transmission Dates: 15th April 1971 (pilot), 18th November – 30th December 1971 (series)