terry thomas is the old campaigner in BBC's comedy playhouse

The Old Campaigner, 1967

BBC Comedy Playhouse: The Old Campaigner, 1967

Coming from the sixth series of the hugely successful BBC series, The Old campaigner came in as the eighth episode.

Sadly like many of the other potential pilot episodes in the series it never made it to a full series.


This episode followed the exploits of super salesman James Franklin-Jones (Terry Thomas) or FJ as he is known.

As he travels the globe for his company: Balsom Plastics, he takes every opportunity to seek out ‘crumpet’ at the same time.






Terry Thomas
Derek Fowlds
Norman Claridge


Channel: BBC1
Written By: Michael Pertwee
Original Transmission Date: June 30th 1967

Norman Claridge