All Change (ITV 1989-1990, Frankie Howerd, Maggie Steed)

Children’s sitcom All Change focused on Two families, one rich the other poor, who were forced to swap places in order to inherit on a will. Quite unusual to Frankie Howerd in a children’s show but he threw himself into proceedings with a certain amount of gusto. The show itself tended to rely too much on slapstick for its humour quotient. Some great players appeared though.

production details
UK/ ITV – Yorkshire TV – Childsplay / 12×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 15 November 1989 – 12 March 1991

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Creator: John Stevenson / Producer: Peter Tabern, Greg Brenman / Directors: Graham Dixon (season1), Garth Tucker

Frankie Howerd as Uncle Bob
Roger Milner as Henry Herewith
Maggie Steed as Fabia London
William McGillivray as Julian London
David Quilter as Charles London
Lisa Butler as Polly London
Tony Haygarth as Brian Oldfield (Season 1)
Bobby Knutt as Brian Oldfield (Season 2)
Pam Ferris as Maggie Oldfield
Donna Durkin as Vicky Oldfield
Robert Ellie as Nathan Oldfield
Andrew Normington as Hornbeam
Peggy Mount as Aunt Fanny (Season 2)

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