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A Bit of a Do: The Farewell Party (S2EP4 ITV 10 Nov 1989, Maggie Ollerenshaw)



The Farewell Party: It is Ted’s farewell do and all of his family and friends attend in fancy dress. But the night is a disaster as Ted learns that Corinna is a con-woman, and news arrives that Paul has been arrested for throwing an egg at the Prime Minister.

Regular Cast: David Jason (Ted Simcock), Gwen Taylor (Rita Simcock), Nicola Pagett (Liz Rodenhurst), Michael Jayston (Neville Badger), Stephanie Cole (Betty Sillitoe), Tim Wylton (Rodney Sillitoe), David Thewlis (Paul Simcock), Sarah-Jane Holm (Jenny Simcock), Wayne Foskett (Elvis Simcock), Nigel Hastings (Simon Roderhurst), Karen Drury (Carol Fordingbridge)

Guest Cast: Tracy Brabin (Sandra), Malcolm Tierney (Geoffrey Ellsworth-Smythe), Amanda Wenban (Lucinda Snellmarsh), Malcolm Hebden (Barman), Maggie Ollerenshaw, William Simons, Alexander Wilson, David Fleeshman

Writer: David Nobbs / Director: David Reynolds

Airdate: 10 Nov 1989 on ITV

Series: A Bit of a Do Season 2 Episode 4

Show Info: A Bit of a Do is a British comedy drama series based on the books by David Nobbs. The show starred David Jason and was aired on ITV in 1989. It was made for the ITV network by Yorkshire Television. Each episode took place at a different social function and followed the changing lives of two families, the working-class Simcocks and the middle-class Rodenhursts.