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Mike and Bernie: Am I My Brother’s Keeper? (S1EP2 ITV Tues 21 Dec 1971, Billy Dainty, Bill Pertwee)

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In Am I My Brother’s Keeper?, Bernie is less than impressed to discover that Mike has also been seeing his French girlfriend Tina. Plotting revenge he enlists the help of his friend, comedian Billy Dainty.

Guest star Billy Dainty was a well regarded stage comedian from the 1950’s onwards. He was a legendary pantomime Dame from 1964 until his death in 1986 (at the age of 59) but his TV career was never quite as successful as it should have been. He scored his own series Billy Dainty Esq between 1975 and 1976 but was generally content to play second fiddle or make guest appearances on other people’s shows.

Bill Pertwee, cousin on Jon Pertwee, is best known for his long running role as Chief Warden Hodges in Dad’s Army.

production Details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast Tuesday 21 December 1971 at 6.55pm

Series: Mike and Bernie Episode 2 of 6

Writers: Vince Powell, Harry Driver / Production Design: Norman Garwood / Director: Stuart Allan

cast
Mike Winters as Mike
Bernie Winters as Bernie
Billy Dainty as Billy
Bettine Le Beau as Tina
Bill Pertwee as Policeman
George Roderick as GPO Engineer