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Tottering Towers: The Home-Coming of Lord Fred (S1EP5 ITV Wed 17 Nov 1971, Talfryn Thomas)



In The Home-Coming of Lord Fred PC Poppy, Daffy and Dick have chased off the villainous Geko and his crew but they still don’t know what they were after. In a bid to find out more their investigations lead them to the junk shop owned by Sammy the Fog (Bernard Spear).

The fabulous Talfryn Thomas, who plays the wonderfully named Prayer Book Perce, had a tendency to steal every scene he was in whenever he popped up in a show. His two best known roles were that of Private Cheeseman in Dad’s Army and best of all Tom Price in the first season of Terry Nation’s Survivors. Robert Gillespie had been appearing as Marmaduke the ghost but here plays Joe the Creep.

production details
UK / ITV – Thames / 1×25 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 17 November 1971 at 5.15pm

Series: Tottering Towers Episode 5 of 13

Writer: Milo Cortese / Production Design: Roger Allan / Director: Vic Hughes

William Mervyn as The Duke
Stacey Gregg as Daffy
Tom Owen as Dick
Avice Landon as Mrs Pouncer
David Lodge as P.C. Poppy
Robert Gillespie as Joe the Creep
Talfryn Thomas as Prayer-book Perce
Bernard Spear as Sammy the Fog
Keith Marsh as Boysie