jimmy jewel stars in the itv sitcom spring and autumn

Spring And Autumn

Spring And Autumn, 1973

Another forgotten sitcom.  Not so much forgotten, more it hasn’t benefited from frequent repeats.

Spring and Autumn was written by the successful writing duo that brought us Nearest and Dearest, Love Thy Neighbour.

It originally aired as a pilot episode in 1972 before going on to run for twenty six episodes over four series between 1973 and 1976.


Tommy is a widowed seventy-year-old retired railway worker.  He is also awkward, cantankerous and mischievous.

When his home is demolished he goes to live with his long-suffering daughter Vera.  This is not a domestic arrangement welcomed by his son-in-law Brian.

Having left all his old friends behind Tommy feels lost, that is until he strikes up an unlikely friendship with twelve-year-old tearaway Charlie Harris.










Tommy Butler – Jimmy Jewel
Charlie Harris – Charlie Hawkins
Vera Reid – June Barry
Brian Reid – Larry Martyn
Betty Harris – Jo Warne


Channel: ITV
Written By: Vince Powell and Harry Driver
Original Transmission Dates:
23rd October 1972 (pilot)
16th July 1973 – 19th October 1976