Selwyn Froggitt, a well read clumsy buffoon smashes his way through his sleepy Yorkshire village of Scarsdale in these 30 minute 1970's comedies. Starring Bill Maynard in the title role, he... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Bill Maynard ...
 Selwyn Froggitt (22 episodes, 1974-1977)
Megs Jenkins ...
 Mum (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
Robert Keegan ...
 Maurice Froggitt (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
Richard Davies ...
 Clive (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
Ray Mort ...
 Ray (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
Bill Dean ...
 Jack (21 episodes, 1976-1977)
Harold Goodwin ...
 Harry (20 episodes, 1976-1977)
Lynda Baron ...
 Vera (12 episodes, 1977)


Selwyn Froggitt, a well read clumsy buffoon smashes his way through his sleepy Yorkshire village of Scarsdale in these 30 minute 1970's comedies. Starring Bill Maynard in the title role, he creates this loveable Oaf perfectly, cushioned by a terrific supporting cast of character actors. Referring to The Times supplement for his knowledgeable information, with shovel in hand his schemes and plans create a fitting end to every episode. Disaster ! Written by peter cownley

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Bill Maynard based the character of Selwyn Froggitt on a real-life friend of his, Peter Wright, who lives in Maynard's home town of Sapcote, Leicestershire. See more »


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I bust my guts laughing
20 December 2002 | by (Minffordd, North Wales) – See all my reviews

'Oh, No! It's Selwyn Froggitt!' was a truly hilarious ITV Yorkshire sitcom, centred on an extremely annoying but chillingly plausible character. American television has no counterpart to Selwyn Froggitt ... the nearest equivalent would probably be Cliff Clavin off 'Cheers', but that's a very distant resemblance.

Froggitt (brilliantly played by veteran comic Bill Maynard) is a hopelessly incompetent labourer in the Public Works department of the Scarsdale town council. Huge of body but tiny of intellect, Froggitt is equally inept whether he's digging a ditch for a water line, wiring a building, or fixing the plumbing. More than one house has burnt to the ground (or exploded outright) after Froggitt made the repairs.

At night, Froggitt can be found propping up the bar at the Scarsdale Working Men's Club, where he is heard expounding on all sorts of subjects he knows nothing about. (These are the scenes in which he most nearly resembles Cliff Clavin.) Froggitt is also the Institute's recording secretary, largely because nobody else wants the job, and he fancies that this confers some sort of status on him.

At home, Froggitt is a constant source of annoyance to his mother (veteran actress Megs Jenkins) and his brother Maurice. 'Oh, No! It's Selwyn Froggitt!' has never (to my knowledge) been shown on American tv, probably because so many of the characters speak in thick 'oop north' Yorkshire accents and the dialogue is full of British references. Still, there's a great deal of physical comedy in this series (largely due to Froggitt's ineptitude), and this sitcom would probably find an appreciative audience if it were shown Stateside.

This series was so popular that it was eventually adapted as a stage play (in Britain only, of course) and followed by a sequel, called simply 'Selwyn', which featured the same character (played by Maynard again) as a director in a holiday camp. This was a much weaker premise: it didn't make sense to have Froggitt in a position of authority (even in a holiday camp), and 'Selwyn' wasn't very funny. But 'Oh, No! It's Selwyn Froggitt' is gut-bustingly hilarious. I split myself with laughter whenever I watch this show.

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