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Tottering Towers: Funny Peculiar, Not So Ha-ha (S1EP3 ITV Wed 3 Nov 1971, Robert Gillespie)

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Tottering Towers Funny Pecular No So Ha Ha ITV 1971

In Funny Peculiar, Not So Ha-ha Daffy has discovered Marmaduke, the Tottering Towers ghost, she and Dick decide that Miss Twitty can help them exorcise them. The Duke meanwhile is more interested in his newest invention – a fishing bicycle.

Character actor David Lodge notched up a 191 film and TV credits in a long career that began in 1954, he was a great friend of Peter Sellers and often appeared in his films. He was often cast either as a crook or a policeman.

Robert Gillespie who plays the ghost Marmaduke had a long string of character parts from the 1950’s onward before playing the lead in popular early 1980’s ITV sitcom Keep It in the Family.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 3 November 1971 at 5.15pm

Series: Tottering Towers Episode 3 of 13

Writer: Max Oberman / Production Design: Roger Allan / Director: Adrian Cooper

cast
William Mervyn as The Duke
Stacey Gregg as Daffy
Tom Owen as Dick
Avice Landon as Mrs Pouncer
David Lodge as P.C. Poppy
David Stoll as Gabbige
Robert Gillespie as Marmaduke
Patsy Rowlands as Miss Twitty
Leon Lissek as Geko
Louis Mansi as Fingers Fish
Vic Wise as Benny the Nose