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Hello Goodbye Man, The (BBC-2 1984, Ian Lavender, Mary Tamm)

Sitcom The Hello Goodbye Man followed shy middle aged Denis Ailing who, despite being totally unsuited to the task, gets a job as a sales rep for Cookham’s Cures and is soon out of his depth. Ailing by name and Ailing by nature Denis finds himself competing against super salesman Glenn Harris – not that he is any competition for the smooth Harris naturally.

Another fine addition to the Nobbs canon, The Hello Goodbye Man has been pretty much forgotten these days.

production details
UK / BBC Two / 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 5 January – 9 February 1984

Writer: David Nobbs / Production Design: David Laskey / Producer and Director: Alan J.W. Bell

cast
Ian Lavender as Denis Ailing
Mary Tamm as Jennifer Reynoldson
Paul Chapman as Ken Harrington
Dominic Guard as Glenn Harris