The Lady Is A Tramp, 1983
With a well established comedy writer and two legendary female comic leads this sitcom could have been at home on primetime TV on any channel.
The Lady Is A Tramp was one of the earliest series to be broadcast on the then new TV channel, Channel 4 (it had started broadcasting in November of 1982). The show ran for 2 series clocking up 13 episodes.
Old Pat and Lanky Pat are a pair of elderly tramps or “bag ladies” who have spent many years sleeping rough in such places as on park benches in London.
The two move into a derelict van in an apparently unused yard. They then resist repeated attempts to move them from their new home.
Patricia Hayes – Old Pat
Pat Coombs – Lanky Pat
Channel: Channel 4
Written By: Johnny Speight
Directed By: Douglas Argent and Denis Main Wilson
Original Transmission Dates: 8th January 1983 – 30th March 1984