Sitcom The Growing Pains Of P.C. Penrose followed probationary cop PC Michael Penrose as he started his career in the Yorkshire town of Slagcaster.
His immediate superior was Sergeant Flagg (Bryan Pringle) who had the job of turning the naive young Rosie into a competent policeman.
Other regular characters include PC Buttress (David Pinner), PC Toombs (Alan Foss), WPC Dean (Catherine Chase) and Inspector Fox (Christopher Burgess).
Two years after this series Michael ‘Rosie’ Penrose was transferred back to his hometown for the series Rosie.
UK / BBC One / 7×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 2 September – 14 October 1975 Tuesdays at 9.25pm
Writer: Roy Clarke / Producer: Douglas Argent
PAUL GREENWOOD as P.C. Michael Penrose
BRYAN PRINGLE as Sgt W.T. Flags
DAVID PINNER as P.C. Buttress
ALAN FOSS as P.C. Toombs
CHRISTOPHER BURGESS as Insp Fox
CATHERINE CHASE as WPC Dean