Comedy Playhouse (1961–2014)

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Series cast summary:
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 Captain Stephen Peacock / ... (7 episodes, 1961-1973)
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 Caleb Bullrush / ... (6 episodes, 1963-1973)
Robert Dorning ...
 Bank Manager / ... (6 episodes, 1964-1975)
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 Arnold / ... (5 episodes, 1962-1974)
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 Ambrose Twombly / ... (5 episodes, 1962-1970)
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 Alf Ramsey / ... (5 episodes, 1961-1972)
Peter Jones ...
 Clive / ... (5 episodes, 1962-1975)
Graham Stark ...
 Arthur Pratt / ... (5 episodes, 1962-1965)
Pat Coombs ...
 Café Server / ... (5 episodes, 1963-1970)
John Junkin ...
 Ernie Babcock / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1971)
Yootha Joyce ...
 Lil Wilson / ... (4 episodes, 1963-1973)
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 Happy Brazier / ... (4 episodes, 1963-1970)
Patrick Newell ...
 Barney / ... (4 episodes, 1963-1974)
Daphne Anderson ...
 Ethel Waring / ... (4 episodes, 1961-1967)
Roger Avon ...
 Newsagent (4 episodes, 1961-1968)
Derek Nimmo ...
 Estate Agent / ... (4 episodes, 1963-1970)
Frankie Howerd ...
 Lurcio / ... (3 episodes, 1963-1974)
Alfred Marks ...
 Lionel Hogg / ... (3 episodes, 1962-1974)
Richard Caldicot ...
 Clanders / ... (3 episodes, 1962-1969)
Derek Francis ...
 Harold Harbinger / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1972)
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 Major Humphrey Carlton / ... (3 episodes, 1963-1970)
June Whitfield ...
 June Fletcher / ... (3 episodes, 1962-1974)
Wilfrid Brambell ...
 Albert Steptoe / ... (3 episodes, 1962-1965)
Patricia Hayes ...
 Blanche / ... (3 episodes, 1970-1974)
Betty Marsden ...
 Marcia Honeywell / ... (3 episodes, 1962-1972)
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 Cynthia Spooner / ... (3 episodes, 1964-1970)
Bob Todd ...
 Boat Pilot / ... (3 episodes, 1962-1970)
Freddie Earlle ...
 Gaston / ... (3 episodes, 1972-1975)
Michael Stainton ...
 Chauffeur / ... (3 episodes, 1963-1973)
Rita Webb ...
 Charlady / ... (3 episodes, 1962-1975)
Harry H. Corbett ...
 Ernest 'Ern' Conway / ... (3 episodes, 1962-1975)
James Beck ...
 Johnny / ... (3 episodes, 1963-1972)
Dermot Kelly ...
 Dermot / ... (3 episodes, 1963-1967)
Harry Locke ...
 AA Man (3 episodes, 1963-1965)
Robert Raglan ...
 Jack / ... (3 episodes, 1963-1965)
Blake Butler ...
 Crook 1 / ... (3 episodes, 1963-1973)
Harold Goodwin ...
 Widden (3 episodes, 1962-1968)
Ann Lancaster ...
 Amanda / ... (3 episodes, 1963-1967)
Jonathan Cecil ...
 Maj. Fitzwarren / ... (3 episodes, 1966-1970)
Beryl Reid ...
 Mrs. Teresa Fanwyn / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1968)
Trevor Bannister ...
 Geoffrey / ... (2 episodes, 1972-1975)
Freddie Frinton ...
 Fred Holmes / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1968)
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 Kingsley Binns / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1965)
John Bird ...
 Barnaby Spoot / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1975)
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 George Idle / ... (2 episodes, 1972-1974)
Raymond Huntley ...
 Emanuel Holroyd / ... (2 episodes, 1961-1970)
Dick Emery ...
 Arthur Clench / ... (2 episodes, 1962-1969)
Anna Palk ...
 Joan / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1971)
Chic Murray ...
 Constable / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1973)
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 Lady Wright / ... (2 episodes, 1972)
J.G. Devlin ...
 Paddy O'Hanahan (2 episodes, 1962-1965)
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 Aeroplane Passenger / ... (2 episodes, 1963)
Joe Gladwin ...
 Arnold Birtwistle / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1970)
Gordon Peters ...
 Ticket collector (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Paul Greenwood ...
 David Turner / ... (2 episodes, 1974)
Campbell Singer ...
 Police Constable / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1972)
Aubrey Woods ...
 Billius / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1974)
Alexandra Dane ...
 Barmaid / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1975)
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 Naismith (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Larry Martyn ...
 Fu Manchu / ... (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Richard McNeff ...
 Policeman / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Michael Knowles ...
 Rupert / ... (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
George Cole ...
 Charles / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1966)
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 Elijah Jones / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1967)
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 Bunjy Kennefick / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1974)
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 Blamire / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1973)
Keith Barron ...
 Derek / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1974)
John Grieve ...
 Dan Macphail (2 episodes, 1962-1965)
Anthony Sharp ...
 Dr. Basil Davidson / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1968)
Fenella Fielding ...
 Julie (2 episodes, 1963-1965)
Gretchen Franklin ...
 Else Ramsey / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1970)
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 Arthur Machin / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1970)
Derek Fowlds ...
 Jimmy / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1968)
Michael Robbins ...
 Bill Collins / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1973)
Hugh Paddick ...
 Bernard Hooper / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1972)
Priscilla Morgan ...
 Mrs. Jones (2 episodes, 1962-1966)
Diana Hope ...
 Carole Lewisham (2 episodes, 1963-1965)
Doris Hare ...
 Mrs. Martin (2 episodes, 1963)
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 Ginger Dick / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
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 Jo Ransley / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1974)
Colin Welland ...
 Dave Sullivan / ... (2 episodes, 1965-1970)
Peter Bayliss ...
 Brown / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
David Battley ...
 Nigel the idle / ... (2 episodes, 1970-1975)
Tony Selby ...
 Bill / ... (2 episodes, 1970-1973)
Beryl Cooke ...
 Aunt Lucy / ... (2 episodes, 1974-1975)
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
 Arnold Slater (2 episodes, 1961-1963)
Patrick Cargill ...
 'Bow-Tie' Bertie / ... (2 episodes, 1962-1967)
Hugh Lloyd ...
 First Patient / ... (2 episodes, 1962-1967)
Sam Kydd ...
 Alfred / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1969)
Diana King ...
 Miss Jellicoe / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
Jessie Evans ...
 Mrs. Jones / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1971)
Anthony Dawes ...
 Silt / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Norman Bird ...
 Dad / ... (2 episodes, 1970-1973)
Queenie Watts ...
 Annie Bundle / ... (2 episodes, 1970)
Allan Cuthbertson ...
 Col. Gordon / ... (2 episodes, 1970-1972)
Bernard Goldman ...
 Johnny Burton (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Harry Landis ...
 Joe (2 episodes, 1963-1972)
Julian Orchard ...
 Card Player #2 / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1970)
Roland MacLeod ...
 Mr. Murchison / ... (2 episodes, 1970-1972)
Tony Melody ...
 Gas Man / ... (2 episodes, 1970)
David Gregory ...
 Tommy Whitelaw (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Frank Littlewood ...
 1st Man in Café (2 episodes, 1963)
Madeleine Mills ...
 Josie Evans / ... (2 episodes, 1964-1967)
Cameron Hall ...
 Colonel Yateley (2 episodes, 1962-1963)
Paddy Glynn ...
 Ronnie Blake (2 episodes, 1964-1965)
Ruth Harrison ...
 Cassandra (2 episodes, 1965-1969)
Amy Dalby ...
 Mrs. Bullrush / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1968)
Anthony Sagar ...
 1st Policeman (2 episodes, 1963)
Walter Horsbrugh ...
 Duke of Haverstock / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
André Maranne ...
 Artist / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1967)
John Harvey ...
 Mr. Quincy-Smith (2 episodes, 1963-1968)
Arthur Mullard ...
 Bailiff / ... (2 episodes, 1963-1964)
Michael Newport
(2 episodes, 1965)
William Mervyn ...
 Mr. Mulliner / ... (2 episodes, 1966-1974)
...
 Archibald Mulliner / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1974)
Arthur English ...
 Arthur Oakley / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1970)
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 Dawn / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Hilda Fenemore ...
 Housekeeper / ... (2 episodes, 1970-1972)
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 Claire Love / ... (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Hilary Pritchard ...
 Mary / ... (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Nicky Henson ...
 Nick Ransley / ... (2 episodes, 1971-1974)
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The TV series that began as a pilot on 'Comedy Playhouse' are: Steptoe and Son (1962), The Walrus and the Carpenter (1965), Meet the Wife (1963), Till Death Us Do Part (1965), All Gas and Gaiters (1966), Beggar My Neighbour (1966), The Liver Birds (1969), Up Pompeii! (1969), Are You Being Served? (1972), Last of the Summer Wine (1973), Happy Ever After (1974), Mr. Big (1974). See more »

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