Arthur Lowe stars as Potter in thi much under rated sitcom

Potter

Potter, 1979 This largely forgotten classic from the pen of Roy Clarke, ran for three series between 1979 and 1983, Potter was Arthur Lowe’s last work, he died in 1982.As plans for a third series were so a...

Open All Hours

Open All Hours, 1976 In Tribute To Lynda Barron, 1939 - 2022A true classic sitcom.  Starting out  as the opening episode of the Seven Of One series in 1973, Open All Hours ran for twenty six episodes over ...

Keeping Up Appearances Christmas 1991

Keeping Up Appearances Christmas 1991, The Father Christmas Suit As funny today as it was thirty years ago, The Father Christmas Suit became The show's first  Christmas Special and the final episode of series ...
jean alexander makes her debut as auntie wainwright in last of the summer wine

Last Of The Summer Wine – Crums, 1988

Enter Auntie Wainwright It's Christmas 1988 and the series that followed would be the last to feature Seymour.  In this episode we meet Howard's Auntie Wainwright who was about to become a permanent fixture in...

Rosie

Rosie, 1977 Another sitcom by a well known writer that perhaps gets overshadowed by all his other high profile successes.An under-rated gem from writer Roy Clarke, that drew on his own experiences as a Pol...
early roy clarke sitcom the growing pains of pc penrose

The Growing Pains Of PC Penrose

The Growing Pains Of PC Penrose, 1975 An early Roy Clarke sitcom.In a former occupation seasoned sitcom writer Roy Clarke was a policeman in Yorkshire.  So it should come as no surprise that in one of his ...

First Of The Summer Wine

First of the Summer Wine, 1988 Roy Clarke’s prequel to the long running Last Of The Summer Wine portrayed the youth of the principal characters from the main show in the months leading up to World War II.  Wit...