Norman wants to be a policeman like his father was, but he fails the height test (amongst others). One day he gets out his father's old uniform and "walks the beat". This leads to a level ... See full summary »
Norman is the assistant helping to run a small, old fashioned dairy which is threatened by a larger, modern organisation. Norman does his best to save the dairy (and his horse) and the ... See full summary »
Norman is quite happy selling newspapers outside Westminster station but his Grandfather (the Prime Minister) wants to get him "a more responsible job". A few favours are called in and ... See full summary »
A British road repairman gets into a feud with the Army, gets drafted and is mistakenly parachuted into Nazi occupied France where his physical resemblance to the local German commandant triggers a hilarious chain reaction.
John Paddy Carstairs
THE NORMAN WISDOM SHOW In about 1953 my Mother took me and my brothers and sisters to see Norman in a film called Trouble In Store at the local Bug Hutch in New North Rd. (That road still holds many memories). It was a film about a little man being put down but in the end coming up trumps. Anyway, I'm about to work with the man. An agent sends me to Watford main line station at 11am to play a crook. I have to meet up with another actor and wait for the crew to arrive. Now I'm dressed as a smart crook and I'm in the waiting room at Watford Station and the locals are giving me the beady eye After about five minutes another smartly dressed crook arrives and the locals must think the heavy mob are about to take over. (We soon have the waiting room to ourselves)... Don Henderson introduces himself and it seems we have many friends in common. Mike Pratt, Dudley Sutton, Tom Baker etc. After about half an hour of chatting we get a message that the crew are running late at the other location and will not be here till about three thirty. ''Fancy a swift half'' I enquire to Don. "I could fancy a swift pint more" He replies. After three hours in the pub next door to the station we wend our way back to the waiting room just as the crew are turning up... ''Sorry to have kept you waiting so long, hope you haven't been too bored'' said a crew member. I'm trying to get the gob and the brain to work as one "We're fine, we've been looking at a few sights" (from the bottom of a glass). The Director tells us that we are going to chase Norman, catch him and beat him up (No problem). Now no one told us that Norman is the fittest man for his age that I had ever seen. We could not catch him and I was coming second. Norman was told to slow down his running so that the big bad bullies could beat him up. (There's got to be another story here somewhere). We worked quite late but managed to finish the shoot Don Henderson went on to greater parts. Thank you Sir Norman Wisdom I'm looking for a credit for this show....see my IMDb
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