In Do Unto Others, the final episode of the first season, Clifford Basket is getting tired of his new role of Earl of Clogborough. The Town Clerk is getting very snarky about an unpaid bill and Clifford needs to come up with a nice little fiddle to pay it off.
Campbell Singer, who plays Mr Kershaw, had a long film and TV career beginning in 1946 with the TV play They Flew Through Sand. One of the those “you know the face but can’t place the name” supporting cast players he appeared in everything from Hancock’s Half Hour to Coronation Street and was a regular on 1960’s soap The Newcomers.
Later on in the year Philip Stone, who plays Mr Hodges in this episode, would take on a regular role in Margaret Lockwood’s Yorkshire TV series Justice.
UK / ITV – Granada / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 21 June 1971 at 8.30pm
Series: Last of the Baskets Season 1 Episode 6
Writer: John Stevenson / Production Design: Eric Deakins / Director: Bill Podmore
Arthur Lowe as Bodkin
Ken Jones as Clifford Basket
Patricia Hayes as Mrs Basket
Philip Stone as Mr Hodges
Campbell Singer as Mr Kershaw
Raymond Mason as Council Official
John Jardine as Golfer