In the first series of this comedy programme, Sid James played a rather immoral man whose schemes invariably don't work out. In the second and third series, his character become more sympathetic and well-intentioned.

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...  Sidney Balmoral James 32 episodes, 1960-1962
Sydney Tafler ...  Charlie Davenport 31 episodes, 1960-1962
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In the first series of this comedy programme, Sid James played a rather immoral man whose schemes invariably don't work out. In the second and third series, his character become more sympathetic and well-intentioned.

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Only 10 episodes are known to survive as of June 2009, with the rest presumed to be lost. Please check your attic. See more »

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