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More We Are Together, The (ITV 1971, Betty Marsden, Avril Angers)

Sitcom The More We Are Together detailed the tangled relationships of four friends. The series was quite near the knuckle for its planned time slot and several regions ended up showing it later at night rather than it’s initial Saturday teatime one. In fact some regions pulled the series after four episodes. Episode titles like Crumpet Voluntary and The Lodger and the Pill give an indication of intent.

No explanation was given but Kenneth Watson replaced Victor Brooks as Wally Dunk for the final two episodes.

From the original publicity…. Most of us have relations, most of us have friends and most of us have neighbours – and most of us rub along quite well together. But when the friend is also the lodger, the relation is the neighbour, the lodger is the friend of the husband, and the neighbour is the relation of the wife, “rubbing along” can produce a few sparks – as well as a great deal of confusion.

production details
UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 30 January – 6 March 1971 Saturdays at 5.10pm

Writer: Robert Storey / Executive Producer: John Duncan / Producer: Ian Davidson / Director: Mike Bevan

cast
BETTY MARSDEN as Norma Dunk
AVRIL ANGERS as Doris Tingle
ROY BARRACLOUGH as Frank Wilgoose
VICTOR BROOKS as Wally Dunk (Episodes 1-4)
KENNETH WATSON as Wally Dunk (Episodes 5-6)





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