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Cast

Series cast summary:
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 Captain Peacock / ... 7 episodes, 1961-1973
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 (A Creature of Habit) / ... 6 episodes, 1963-1973
Robert Dorning ...
 Bank Manager / ... 6 episodes, 1964-1975
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 Arthur Pratt / ... 5 episodes, 1962-1965
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 Ernie Babcock / ... 5 episodes, 1965-1971
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 Arnold / ... 5 episodes, 1962-1974
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 Ambrose Twombly / ... 5 episodes, 1962-1970
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 Clive / ... 5 episodes, 1962-1975
Pat Coombs ...
 Café Server / ... 5 episodes, 1963-1970
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 Alf Ramsey / ... 5 episodes, 1961-1972
Derek Nimmo ...
 Estate Agent / ... 5 episodes, 1963-1974
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 Lil Wilson / ... 4 episodes, 1963-1973
Blake Butler ...
 Crook 1 / ... 4 episodes, 1963-1973
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 Ethel Waring / ... 4 episodes, 1961-1967
Harry Locke ...
 AA Man / ... 4 episodes, 1963-1974
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 Gas Man / ... 4 episodes, 1964-1970
David Gregory ...
 Contestant / ... 4 episodes, 1962-1964
Richard McNeff ...
 Policeman / ... 4 episodes, 1963-1971
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 Claude Parker / ... 4 episodes, 1963-1970
Roger Avon ...
Valerie Stanton ...
 Slave / ... 4 episodes, 1963-1970
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 Lurcio / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1974
June Whitfield ...
 June Fletcher / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1974
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 Lionel Hogg / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1974
Dermot Kelly ...
 Dermot / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1967
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 Clanders / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1969
Ann Lancaster ...
 Amanda / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1967
Derek Francis ...
 Harold Harbinger / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1972
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 Johnny / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1972
Rita Webb ...
 Charlady / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1975
Amy Dalby ...
 Mrs. Bullrush / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1968
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 Major Humphrey Carlton / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1970
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 Jimmy / ... 3 episodes, 1967-1975
Wilfrid Brambell ...
 Albert Steptoe / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1965
Patricia Hayes ...
 Blanche / ... 3 episodes, 1970-1974
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 Cynthia Spooner / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1970
Betty Marsden ...
 (A Creature of Habit) / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1972
Bob Todd ...
 Boat Pilot / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1970
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 Gaston / ... 3 episodes, 1972-1975
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 Dr. Basil Davidson / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1968
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 Police Constable 3 episodes, 1964-1967
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 Jeremy Bathurst / ... 3 episodes, 1971-1972
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Michael Stainton ...
 Chauffeur / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1973
Harry H. Corbett ...
 Ernest 'Ern' Conway / ... 3 episodes, 1962-1975
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 Barney / ... 3 episodes, 1963-1974
Jonathan Cecil ...
 Maj. Fitzwarren / ... 3 episodes, 1966-1970
Barbara Lindley ...
 Slave / ... 3 episodes, 1969-1974
Hilary Pritchard ...
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 Charles / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1966
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 Mrs. Teresa Fanwyn / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1968
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 Bunjy Kennefick / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1974
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 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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 Elijah Jones / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1967
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 George Idle / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1974
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 Brenda / ... 2 episodes, 2016-2017
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 Emanuel Holroyd / ... 2 episodes, 1961-1970
Dick Emery ...
 Arthur Clench / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1969
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 (Mixed Doubles) / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1965
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 Ginger Dick / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
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 Arthur Machin / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1970
Hugh Lloyd ...
 First Patient / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1967
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 Joan Hunter / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1971
Michael Robbins ...
 Bill Collins / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1973
Beryl Cooke ...
 Aunt Lucy / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Daphne Heard ...
 Auntie Vee / ... 2 episodes, 1974-1975
Terence Alexander ...
 Robin Ampleforth 2 episodes, 1961-1963
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 'Bow-Tie' Bertie / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1967
Chic Murray ...
 Constable / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1973
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 Captain Hawkins / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1966
Diana Hope ...
 Carole Lewisham 2 episodes, 1963-1965
Sam Kydd ...
 Alfred / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
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 Lady Wright / ... 2 episodes, 1972
Arthur Mullard ...
 1st Bailiff / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
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 Aeroplane Passenger / ... 2 episodes, 1963
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 Arnold Birtwistle / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1970
Gordon Peters ...
 Ticket collector 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Paul Greenwood ...
 David Turner / ... 2 episodes, 1974
J.G. Devlin ...
 (A Warm Reception) / ... 2 episodes, 1962-1965
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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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 Narcissus Font 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Michael Newport ...
 John Plowman 2 episodes, 1965
Tom Gill ...
 The Interviewer 2 episodes, 1965-1966
Hazel Coppen ...
 Daisy / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1966
Larry Martyn ...
 Fu Manchu / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Sydney Dobson ...
Michael Gover ...
 Chauffeur / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1973
George Day ...
 Prison Officer 2 episodes, 1965-1967
Alan Kemp ...
 1st Boy / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1964
Dennis Ramsden ...
 Judge / ... 2 episodes, 1963
André Maranne ...
 Artist / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1967
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 Rupert / ... 2 episodes, 1972-1973
Mary Jordan ...
 (A Warm Reception) 2 episodes, 1965
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 Blamire / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1973
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 Derek / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1974
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 Friar Tuck / ... 2 episodes, 2017
John Grieve ...
 Dan Macphail 2 episodes, 1962-1965
Gretchen Franklin ...
 Else Ramsey / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
William Mervyn ...
 Mr. Mulliner / ... 2 episodes, 1966-1974
Hugh Paddick ...
 Bernard Hooper / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1972
Brian Oulton ...
Doris Hare ...
 Mrs. Martin 2 episodes, 1963
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 Jo Ransley / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1974
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 Dave Sullivan / ... 2 episodes, 1965-1970
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 Archibald Mulliner / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1974
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 Brown / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1970
David Battley ...
 Nigel the idle / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1975
Tony Selby ...
Charles Lloyd Pack ...
 Arnold Slater 2 episodes, 1961-1963
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Diana King ...
 Miss Jellicoe / ... 2 episodes, 1968-1970
Jessie Evans ...
 Mrs. Jones / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1971
Anthony Dawes ...
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 Audrey / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1975
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Queenie Watts ...
 Annie Bundle / ... 2 episodes, 1970
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 The Sergeant 2 episodes, 1966-1970
Geoffrey Lumsden ...
 Doctor Johnson / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1971
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 Col. Gordon / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1972
Bernard Goldman ...
 Johnny Burton 2 episodes, 1962-1963
Julian Orchard ...
 Card Player #2 / ... 2 episodes, 1963-1970
Ken Parry ...
 Neville Turner 2 episodes, 1964-1968
Tony Hilton ...
Roland MacLeod ...
 Mr. Murchison / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1972
Linda Cunningham ...
Joan Ingram ...
 Lady in the Tube 2 episodes, 1963
Madeleine Mills ...
 Josie Evans / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1967
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 Australian Bookie 2 episodes, 1965-1975
Tommy Godfrey ...
 Charlie / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1969
Geoffrey Whitehead ...
 George / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1974
James Appleby ...
 Joe / ... 2 episodes, 1969
Bruno Barnabe ...
Cameron Hall ...
 Colonel Yateley 2 episodes, 1962-1963
Frank Littlewood ...
 1st Man in Café 2 episodes, 1963
Paddy Glynn ...
 Ronnie Blake 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Bert Simms ...
Ruth Harrison ...
Arthur English ...
 Arthur Oakley / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1970
Walter Horsbrugh ...
 Duke of Haverstock / ... 2 episodes, 1969-1970
Anthony Sagar ...
 1st Policeman 2 episodes, 1963
John Harvey ...
 Mr. Quincy-Smith 2 episodes, 1963-1968
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 Col. Satchwell-Simpson / ... 2 episodes, 1967-1970
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Norman Chappell ...
 Sid / ... 2 episodes, 1969
Tony Sympson ...
Hilda Fenemore ...
 Housekeeper / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1972
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 Claire Love / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1971
Nicky Henson ...
 Nick Ransley / ... 2 episodes, 1971-1974
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Comedic anthology series.

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Trivia

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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Happy Joe
Composed by Ron Grainer
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