The misadventures of an unsuccessful playwright, who is forced to make ends meet by writing screenplays which no-one ever seems to want to make into films (unless they're very bad).
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1979   1977  

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 Gordon Maple (12 episodes, 1977-1979)
Gwen Watford ...
 Mabel Maple (12 episodes, 1977-1979)
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 Tom Lawrence (12 episodes, 1977-1979)
Claire Walker ...
 Kate Maple (12 episodes, 1977-1979)
Ron Emslie ...
 Wilfred Maple (11 episodes, 1977-1979)
Daphne Heard ...
 Mrs. Field (11 episodes, 1977-1979)
Renny Lister ...
 Jenny Lawrence (8 episodes, 1977-1979)
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The misadventures of an unsuccessful playwright, who is forced to make ends meet by writing screenplays which no-one ever seems to want to make into films (unless they're very bad).

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18 April 1977 (UK)  »

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(6 episodes)
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Many people believed that this comedy series was inspired by writer Charles Wood's own adventures as a busy scriptwriter in films from the mid-60s on, and that he was himself the inspiration for the character of "Gordon Maple". See more »

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I know the recordings still exist.
24 August 2003 | by (Nottingham England) – See all my reviews

In my time as a BBC Video Tape engineer I managed to find several Phillips VCR recordings of episodes from both series. I made copies and lent them to a play writer friend - now famous - who loves them. I have been told by contacts that all the episodes do still exist in the BBC archives, but I failed to find them when I did a search many years ago. It was the Video Tape editor who told me they existed, so I expect they do! No reason not to release or repeat them then is there? I believe that this series is a favorite of Mr. Cole too!


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