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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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)
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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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Selwyn Froggitt: A pint of cooking and a bag of nuts.
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Oh no......Oh Yes!!
21 July 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After rediscovering "The Gaffer " on DVD I decided to catch "Oh No" . I caught it 1st time around but never took a lot of notice but after recent watching I never realised how marvellous this was. Biil Maynard shows how he was one of the best physical comics of our time and really knew how to use screen time. The Pilot was changed a lot for the series but for the better I thought. Everybody seemed to be having such a good time making this and I think we all know someone like Selwyn. You could not remake this in this day and age as it's pure comedy genius and nobody could possibly be a Selwyn.With a Yorkshire small town backdrop it takes us back to when comedy used to make us laugh without feeling offended . Not a single swearword or smutty innuendo this classic feels and appears as fresh as it did nearly 40(yes...40!) years ago. Thumbs up to Bill Maynard....Magic!!!!


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