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Alcock And Gander (ITV 1972 with Beryl Reid and Richard O’Sullivan)

UK / ITV – Thames / 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 5 June – 10 July 1972 Mondays 8.30pm

Writers: Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke / Production Design: Harry Clark / Producer and Director: Alan Tarrant

Sitcom. After her husbands death, Mrs Alcock takes over the running of his empire from a small office in Soho, she hires young Richard Gander as her business partner but it seems he knows even less about business than she does.

Mrs Alcock’s business “empire” extended to The Tom O’Thimble Lucky Pixie, The Alcock Swiss Elixir and a publishing enterprise called Artistic Books. The short run series only ran to six episodes.

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BERYL REID as Mrs Alcock
RICHARD CARPENTER as Richard Gander
JOHN CATER as Ernest