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The Last of the Baskets: For Richer For Poorer (S1EP5 ITV Mon 14 Jun 1971, Claire Davenport)



In For Richer For Poorer Bodkin has decided that Clifford needs a wife. The only stipulation is that she must be rich.

Derek Francis who plays Mr Higgins is another of those character actor with a long career of supporting roles in TV shows. He made his TV debut in 1958 with The World Our Stage and appeared in shows like Jango, The Plane Makers and Public Eye during the 1960’s. He also played Wackford Squeers in the 1977 version of Nicholas Nickleby. He continued working until his death in 1984.

IMDB lists Nigel Hawthorne playing Mr Snodgrass in this episode but the TV Times and other sources list Mike Hawthorne. Given that there are no actors of the time listed as Mike Hawthorne it is probably a typo.

production details
UK / ITV – Granada / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast Monday 14 June 1971 at 8.30pm

Series: Last of the Baskets Season 1 Episode 5

Writer: John Stevenson / Production Design: Eric Deakin / Director: Bill Podmore

Arthur Lowe as Bodkin
Ken Jones as Clifford Basket
Patricia Hayes as Mrs Basket
Derek Francis as Mr Higgins
Nigel/Mike Hawthorne as Mr Snodgrass
Norman Scace as Vicar
Claire Davenport as Alice Higgins