7.0/10
7
1 user

Pilot: Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt 

Selwyn tries to impress his boss by telling him he reads the Times newspaper. When that doesn't work, he tell him he was a sergeant in the army and it was all a secret operation. He is a ... See full summary »

Director:

Ronnie Baxter (uncredited)

Writers:

Roy Clarke, Alan Plater (creator)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Bill Maynard ... Selwyn Froggitt
Daphne Heard Daphne Heard ... Florrie Froggitt
David Lodge ... Morris Froggitt
Liz Edmiston Liz Edmiston ... Sylvia
Ian Thompson Ian Thompson ... Newton
James Cossins ... Chairman
Michael Bilton Michael Bilton ... Horace
Anthony Boden Anthony Boden ... Frank
Kenneth MacDonald ... Buzz
Dorothy Gordon ... Nellie
Peter Ellis Peter Ellis ... Milkman
Edit

Storyline

Selwyn tries to impress his boss by telling him he reads the Times newspaper. When that doesn't work, he tell him he was a sergeant in the army and it was all a secret operation. He is a lout, braggart, practical joker, self important, unmarried and a pain to everyone around him, but he is the best hole digger in Yorkshire. People start running when they see him coming. Hence the series title. Written by Britstuff

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Release Date:

30 September 1974 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Trumpet Voluntary
(uncredited)
Music by Jeremiah Clarke
Brass band arrangement played during main and end titles
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Exhausting, but Maynard is fun.
16 August 2018 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

The pilot episode introduces us to the character of Selwyn Froggitt, a council worker, a buffoon, but well meaning.

The pilot is funny, it's a good watch, but exhausting, not to be watched if you're feeling stressed out as it will drive you nuts. It doesn't let up for a minute. Maynard is great fun, energetic and charismatic, Daphne Heard was great here, but would be replaced by the wonderful Megs Jenkins.

A fun introduction to the exhausting Selwyn Froggitt. 7/10


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed