Sitcom Then Churchill Said To Me was actually made in 1982 but remained unbroadcast on terrestrial TV at the time. It was held back because of the Falklands conflict that was then going strong. Satellite station UK Gold first broadcast the show in 1993 (1 March – 5 April) and has shown it many times since.
Set during World War II it had Frankie Howerd doing his usual thing but this time as a private working in Churchill’s secret underground bunker system in 1941.
18 years after it was originally to be aired, starting 8 April 2000, BBC2 showed selected episodes.
UK / BBC / 6×30 minute episodes / 1982
Writers: Maurice Sellar, Lou Jones / Theme Music: Ronnie Hazlehurst, Anne Shelton / Production Design: Vic Meredith, Barrie Dobbins / Producer: Roger Race / Director: Martin Shardlow
FRANKIE HOWERD as Private Potts and General Fearless Freddy Hollocks
JOANNA DUNHAM as P.O. Joan Bottomley
MICHAEL ATTWELL as Norman
NICHOLAS COURTNAY as Colonel Robin Witherton
JAMES CHASE as Batman MacKensey
SHAUN CURRY as Sergeant Major McRuckus
LINDA CUNNINGHAM as Sally Perks
TRANSMISSION DATE REFER TO UK GOLD BROADCASTS
1. OPERATION PANIC (1 Mar 93)
2. A MOLE IN THE HOLE (8 Mar 93)
3. NANNY BY SEARCHLIGHT (15 Mar 93)
4. BLOW OUT (22 Mar 93)
5. THOSE WHO LOOT, WE SHOOT (29 Mar 93)
6. THE GOOSE HAS LANDED (5 Apr 93)