An umbrella title for a long running series of one off comedies. The shows for 1961 & 1962 were all written by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. 28 of the shows actually graduated to full series. Those marked *= became a series.
1961: Cliquot Et Fils / Lunch in the Park / The Private Lives of Edward Whiteley
1962: The Offer*(as Steptoe and Son) / The Reunion / The Telephone Call / The Status Symbol / Visiting Day / Sealed With a Loving Kiss / The Channel Swimmer
1963: On the Knocker / Underworld Knights / Fools Rush In / Shamrot / The Bachelor Girls / The Plan / A Picture of Innocence / Nicked at the Bottle / The Chars / Comrades In Arms / The Walrus and the Carpenter* / The Bed* (as Meet the Wife) / Have You Read This Notice
1964: The Mate Market / The Hen House / The Siege of Sydney’s Street / The Mascot / Good Luck Sir, You’ve Got a Lucky Face
1965: Barnaby Spoot and the Exploding Whoopee Cushion / Mother Came Too / Here I Come Whoever I Am / Happy Family / Memoirs of a Chaise Longue / Murray and Me / Hudd* / Till Death Us Do Part* / The Time and Motion Man / Sam the Samiraritan / The Vital Spark*(as Para Handy) / Betsy Mae
1966: The Bishop Rides Again* (as All Gas and Gaiters) / Beggar My Neighbour* / A Little Learning / Judgement Day for Elijah Jones / Room at the Bottom* / The End of the Tunnel / Seven Year Hitch / The Mallard Imaginaire*(as The Whitehall Worrier) / The Reluctant Romeo*
1967: Hughie / House in a Tree* (as Not in Front of the Children) / Spanner in the Works / Heirs On A Shoestring / Uncle Fred Flits By / Loitering With Intent / To Lucifer – A Son / The Old Campaigner*
1968: State of the Union / View By Appointment* (as Wink To Me Only) / The Family of Fred / Stiff Upper Lip / Wild Wild Women* / Thank You Sir, Thank You Madam/ B-and-B* / Me Mammy* / The Gold Watch Club
1969: The Liver Birds* / The Valley Express / Tooth and Claw / As Good Cooks Go* / The Loves of Larch Hill / The Making of Peregrine / Joint Account
1970: The Jugg Brothers / An Officer and a Gentleman / Who’s Your Friend? / Keep ‘Em Rolling / Better Than a Man / Last Tribute* (as Thats Your Funeral) / Haven of Rest / Mind Your Own Business / The Old Contemptible / Don’t Ring Us…We’ll Ring You / Meter Maids
1972: Idle at Work / And Whose Side Are You? / Born Every Minute / The Dirtiest Soldier in the World / Weren’t You Marcia Honeywell / Are You Being Served*
1974: No Strings* / Franklyn and Johnnie / Howerd’s History of England / Happy Ever After* / The Dobson Doughnut / The Big Job* (as Mr Big) / It’s Only Me Whoever I Am / The Last Man On Earth / Sitting Pretty / Pygmalion Smith / A Girl’s Best Friend / The Reverent Wooing Of Archibald / Too Much Monkey Business
1975: The Melting Pot / Only On Sunday / For Richer… For Poorer / Captive Audience / Going, Going, Gone… Free?
One episode, French Relish, was scheduled for 16 July 1974 but was replaced by Seven of One episode Open All Hours.
The BBC have recently revived the format.
Creator: Tom Sloan
Network and Production Companies: BBC One
Duration: x30 minute episodes
Aired From: 15 December 1961 – 9 July 1975