Comrade Dad

Comrade Dad, 1984 Comrade Dad is a largely forgotten BBC satirical sitcom. It starred George Cole(Minder) and Doris Hare (On The Buses).  It ran for just one series of eight episodes in 1986 following a pil...

Minder, 1979

Minder - The Dennis Waterman Years - 1979 - 1985 and 1988 - 1989 Repeated on ITV 3 on a regular basis it's hard to believe that Minder is 40 years old this year. Originally intended as a vehicle for Dennis ...

Blott On The Landscape

Blott On The Landscape, 1985 The six part TV comedy drama series based on the 1975 novel by Tom Sharpe. Screened on the BBC the in 1985, the TV series is set ten years after the book and makes a number of s...

Are You In Or Out?

Root Into Europe, 1992 Classic comedy drama with George Cole.  Root into Europe was definitely of it's time, as at the time of broadcast (1992) there was plenty of talk about the single European market.  Here ...
Schoolgirl tearaways at St Trinians

The Belles of St Trinian’s, 1954

St Trinian's is of course is the fictional boarding school for girls, the creation of English cartoonist Ronald Searle.  The first cartoon had appeared in 1941, but shortly afterwards Searle had to fulfil his m...

Dad, 1997

Proving there's life after Minder, here's another of those great sitcoms that largely seems to have been forgotten about.  Dad starred George Cole and ran for two series and a Christmas Special, thirteen episod...

The Bounder – 1982

George Cole is probably best remembered for his role as Arthur Daley in Minder, but here he turns up in the ITV sitcom - The Bounder.  Two series were made totalling 14 episodes by Yorkshire Television for ITV....