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Rosie (BBC-1 1977-1981 with Paul Greenwood and Tony Haygarth)

UK / BBC One / 27×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 1977 – 1981

Writer: Roy Clarke / Theme Music: Paul Greenwood / Producers: Douglas Argent, Bernard Thompson

Sitcom. Cases of naive young police constable Michael Penrose with a possessive girlfriend and a strange family.

The show started off as The Growing Pains of PC Penrose with Rosie working away from his home town, but shortened to Rosie when PC Penrose returned home. Star Greenwood did a great job on the theme tune too.

cast
PC Michael Penrose……………………… PAUL GREENWOOD
PC Wilmot…………………………………. TONY HAYGARTH
Gillian Chislehurst………………………… FRANKIE JORDAN
Auntie Ida………………………………….. LORRAINE PETERS
Uncle Norman…………………………….. ALAN SURTEES
Millie Penrose (Seasons 1-4)…………. AVRIL ELGAR
Millie Penrose (Season 5)…………….. PATRICIA KNEALE
Ch Insp Dunwoody……………………… PAUL LUTY
WPC Brenda Whatmough……………. PENNY LEATHERBARROW
Bill (Seasons 2-4)………………………. DON McKILLOP
Glenda (Seasons 2-4)…………………. MAGGIE JONES