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Comedy Playhouse: Fools Rush In (S3EP3 BBC 12 Oct 1963, Deryck Guyler)



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In Fools Rush In, a one off for the Comedy Playhouse strand, retired Major Humphrey Carlton tries to adjust to civilian life.

Deryck Guyler was always a popular comedy character actor, he had been popping up in guest spots in most comedy shows of the era and he was already playing PC “Corky” Turnbull in the popular sitcom Sykes And A… at this time. This Comedy Playhouse entry failed to become a series but Guyler’s next appearance one, Room at the Bottom in 1966 did become a one season sitcom in 1967.

production details
UK / BBC / 1×30 minute episode / Broadcast Saturday 12 October 1963 at 9.30pm

Series: Comedy Playhouse Season 3 Episode 3

Writers: Vince Powell, Frank Roscoe / Music: Ron Grainer / Production Design: Tim Harvey / Producer: John Ammonds

Deryck Guyler as Major Humphrey Carlton
Patrick Newell as Barney
Gordon Rollings as Wilfred