Musical sitcom Highland Fling had it’s origins in a stage production that comedian Richard Hearne had planned for the West End. Many years later ITV revived the idea. The plot was on the farcical side, worthy of a Marx brothers film in fact. A London firm of estate agents, Nutty, Dime and Wormy have a Scottish castle on their books and millionaire Augustus Trim wants to buy it – things do not run smoothly though.
As well as playing his famous Mr Pastry character, Hearne also played a Mr McQuirtle.
UK / ITV – Associated Rediffusion / 6×25 minute episodes / Broadcast Monday 5 August – Monday 9 September 1957
Creator: Richard Hearne / Writer: Richard Waring / Producer: Henry Kendall / Director: John Phillips