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Year: 1983 | 1984 | 1985


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: A Cuckoo in the Nest

30 November 1983
Jim London has recently inherited a house from his aunt Min - along with a sitting tenant. He has also inherited a debt for which he stood surety for a friend, now in prison. When his friend Radio gets kicked out by his girlfriend Jim offers him a place to stay on condition he loans Jim the money. Complications follow when the desirable Deirdre believes Jim to be gay when she sees a grateful Radio embrace him though in the end Radio goes off with Deirdre but the mere mention of his name is enough to scare off the debt collectors.
Jim Davidson ... Jim London

Brian Hall ... Brian the Barman
Frances Bennett ... Lady Debt Collector
Tommy Godfrey ... 2nd Customer
Richard Graham ... 1st Son
Lynne Pearson ... Deirdre
Michael Redfern ... 1st Customer
Lee Walker ... Radio Grimes
Gary Whelan ... 2nd Son

Season 1, Episode 2: May the Best Man Win

7 December 1983
Jim agrees to be best man for the wedding of his friend Arnold Hawkins, even though Arnold still owes him money from the previous decade. This is a mistake as Arnold's parents, both professional wrestlers, spend all afternoon fighting each other in Jim's sitting room and Jim's plan to escort Lois to the wedding is jeopardized when Vera and the pregnant Yvonne both throw themselves at him. To cap it all Arnold seems to have done a runner - so Jim decides it is politic for him to do the same.
Jim Davidson ... Jim London
John Bardon ... Jim's Dad
Sara Corper ... Vera Spiggot

Anita Dobson ... Lois Tight
Christopher Ellison ... Arnold
Lynne Morgan ... Yvonne
Toni Palmer ... Mrs. Hawkins
Nosher Powell ... Mr. Hawkins
Linda Robson ... Cheryl

Season 1, Episode 3: Up the Public Spirit

14 December 1983
Jim goes to sign on and finds that his interfering neighbour Councillor Allnutt has reported him for apparently doing paid roofing work for his girlfriend Lois. Fortunately Lois explains that the money she was seen giving him was only for materials and Jim gets his chance for revenge when his friend Tosh tells him that Allnutt has unknowingly been painting his house using a ladder stolen from the council.
Jim Davidson ... Jim London
Roger Sloman ... Councillor Bertram Allnutt

Brian Capron ... Tosh Carey

Anita Dobson ... Lois Tight
Terry Cowling ... D.H.S.S. Official

Nicholas Day ... D.H.S.S. Manager
Maurice Thorogood ... Tucker

Season 1, Episode 4: Never on a Sunday

21 December 1983
After attending constable Terry's wild party Jim just wants to spend Sunday morning in bed but is interrupted by the predatory Vera, prisoner's wife Wanda, on the cadge for food to give her fancy man and by his father, who hints that Jim was born out of wedlock. He gets rid of them all and settles down for a rest. Sadly the Salvation Army band are just striking up outside the house.
Jim Davidson ... Jim London

Sue Nicholls ... Wanda Pickles
John Bardon ... Jim's Dad
Sara Corper ... Vera Spiggot
Steve Alder ... Police Constable

Season 1, Episode 5: A Bird in the Hand Is Worth Two in Shepherd's Bush

4 January 1984
Jim agrees to look after Wanda's budgie whilst she is in hospital but, after telling his father that the bird is his, discovers that Dad, having forgotten Jim's mother's birthday, has given it to her as a surprise present. Jim bemoans its loss in the pub but fortunately Mum hates budgies and returns it to him. Less fortunately Wanda refuses to have it back since it gave her the allergy that put her in hospital and Councillor Allnutt has bought Jim another bird.
Jim Davidson ... Jim London

Sue Nicholls ... Wanda Pickles

Brian Hall ... Brian the Barman
John Bardon ... Jim's Dad
Rosalind Knight ... Jim's Mum
Roger Sloman ... Councillor Bertram Allnutt
Sara Corper ... Vera Spiggot

Anita Dobson ... Lois Tight
Joanne Good ... Shop Assistant
Patrick Westwood ... Mr. Spiggot

Season 1, Episode 6: Every Two Minutes

11 January 1984
Jim wakes up after a drink-fuelled party to find he is being burgled by the well-spoken, middle-aged Rupert, who is depressed after being made redundant. Both are surprised when Rupert's daughter Sarah, who attended the party and has been sleeping in the bath, comes into the room. Tosh arrives and Rupert decides to give himself up but as the video Rupert was about to steal was actually stolen by Tosh, everybody closes ranks when the police arrive. With Rupert and Sarah gone Jim puts the blame for everything on his troublesome sitting tenant.

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 1: The Taste of Money

8 January 1985

Jim Davidson ... Jim London

Sue Nicholls ... Wanda Pickles

Brian Hall ... Brian the Barman

Nicholas Day ... Councillor Arnold Moggs

Brian Capron ... Tosh Carey

John Arthur ... Police Sergeant
Norman Bird ... Man from British Rail
Philip Shelley ... Police Constable
Patsy Smart ... Old Lady

Season 2, Episode 2: Wakey Wakey

15 January 1985

Jim Davidson ... Jim London

Sue Nicholls ... Wanda Pickles

Brian Hall ... Brian the Barman
John Bardon ... Jim's Dad

Nicholas Day ... Councillor Arnold Moggs
Michael Attwell ... Tonka

Julie Dawn Cole ... Sue Brent
Joanna Dickens ... Miz Hockwistle
Declan Mulholland ... One-Eye Mordekye
Tony Scannell ... Metal Mickey

Season 2, Episode 3: Friday the 13th

22 January 1985

Jim Davidson ... Jim London

Brian Capron ... Tosh Carey
Terry Cowling ... D.H.S.S. Official
Patrick Hubert ... Mad Dog Morgan
Renu Setna ... Doctor
Shireen Shah ... Sunita
Dudley Stevens ... Labour Exchange Manager

Season 2, Episode 4: Come to the Aid of the Party

29 January 1985

Season 2, Episode 5: And They Came Unto Jim...

5 February 1985

Jim Davidson ... Jim London
John Bardon ... Jim's Dad

Desmond Askew ... David
Lucy Benjamin ... Kate (as Lucy Baker)
James Cossins ... The Major

Season 2, Episode 6: The Road to Milton Keynes

12 February 1985

Jim Davidson ... Jim London

Sue Nicholls ... Wanda Pickles

Brian Hall ... Brian the Barman
John Bardon ... Jim's Dad

Brian Capron ... Tosh Carey
Janet Key ... Mrs. Richards

Season 2, Episode 7: Charity Begins

19 February 1985

Jim Davidson ... Jim London
John Bardon ... Jim's Dad

Brian Capron ... Tosh Carey
Debbie Arnold ... Julie Guggenheim
Wendy Schoeman ... 1st Lady (as Wendy Schoemann)
Kathleen St. John ... 2nd Lady

Season 2, Episode 8: The Hostage

26 February 1985

Jim Davidson ... Jim London
John Bardon ... Jim's Dad

Nicholas Day ... Councillor Arnold Moggs

Linal Haft ... Sid
Georgina Melville ... Insurance Saleswoman
Stephen Oliver ... 1st Policeman
Angus Young ... 2nd Policeman

Frank Jakeman ... Policeman (uncredited)

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 1: One in the Rough

12 September 1985

Jim Davidson ... Jim London

Brian Hall ... Brian the Barman
John Bardon ... Jim's Dad
Noel Coleman ... Henry
Vincenzo Nicoli ... Lumps
Cheryl Prime ... Fiona
Nigel Williams ... Jeremy

Season 3, Episode 2: Goodbye Mr. Wilkins

19 September 1985

Jim Davidson ... Jim London

Brian Hall ... Brian the Barman
John Bardon ... Jim's Dad

Nicholas Day ... Councillor Arnold Moggs

Charles Lawson ... Military Police Corporal
Bunny Reed ... Oswald
Matthew Scurfield ... Military Police Sergeant

Season 3, Episode 3: The Scotch Connection

26 September 1985

Jim Davidson ... Jim London

Sue Nicholls ... Wanda Pickles

Brian Hall ... Brian the Barman
John Bardon ... Jim's Dad

Nicholas Day ... Councillor Arnold Moggs

John Arthur ... Police Sergeant
John Dair ... McGonegal
Hugh Martin ... Jock
Philip Shelley ... Police Constable
Richard Tate ... Drunk

Season 3, Episode 4: Rockinshores and Doodlebugs

10 October 1985

Jim Davidson ... Jim London

Sue Nicholls ... Wanda Pickles

Brian Hall ... Brian the Barman
John Bardon ... Jim's Dad

Nicholas Day ... Councillor Arnold Moggs
David Hatton ... Sid Foot
Saul Jephcott ... Sergeant Parry
Michael Lees ... Mr. Gayland
Kevin Lloyd ... Det. Insp. Humber
Wendy Schoeman ... Miss Hockwhistle (as Wendy Schoemann)
Tommy Wright ... Watch Man

Season 3, Episode 5: A Taxing Problem

17 October 1985

Jim Davidson ... Jim London

Sue Nicholls ... Wanda Pickles

Brian Hall ... Brian the Barman
John Bardon ... Jim's Dad

Nicholas Day ... Councillor Arnold Moggs
Peggy Bullock ... The Old Lady
Steve Kelly ... The Crook

Malcolm Sinclair ... Mr. George

David Thewlis ... The Mugger

Season 3, Episode 6: Wide Eyed and Legless

24 October 1985

Jim Davidson ... Jim London

Sue Nicholls ... Wanda Pickles

Brian Hall ... Brian the Barman
John Bardon ... Jim's Dad

Nicholas Day ... Councillor Arnold Moggs
Robert Austin ... Mr. Baker

Frank Jakeman ... Policeman
Jadie Rivas ... Receptionist
Wendy Schoeman ... Miss Hockwhistle (as Wendy Schoemann)
Jonathan Stratt ... Arthur

Season 3, Episode 7: The Spy Who Left Me

31 October 1985

Jim Davidson ... Jim London

Sue Nicholls ... Wanda Pickles

Brian Hall ... Brian the Barman
Harry Littlewood ... Charlie
David Neville ... Gregory
Bunny Reed ... Oswald

Marina Sirtis ... Lisa

Season 3, Episode 8: The Pied Piper of Hamlet

7 November 1985

Jim Davidson ... Jim London

Sue Nicholls ... Wanda Pickles

Brian Hall ... Brian the Barman
John Bardon ... Jim's Dad

Nicholas Day ... Councillor Arnold Moggs

Rupert Baker ... Craig Newbody
Susan Brown ... Mrs. Fowler
Michael Stainton ... Joe Jenkins
Michael Stroud ... Mr. Norman

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