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Them (BBC-1 1972, Cyril Cusack, James Booth)



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1972 sitcom Them is something of a forgotten entry in the Johnny Speight cannon, it does deal with one of his favourite subjects though – tramps. It details the misadventures of the Irishman Coat Sleeves and englishman Cockney.

The series, recorded in 1971 but not shown until the following year, consisted of six episodes but only five of them made it to air.

Some well known faces appeared too including Tim Brooke-Taylor, Madeline Smith, Arthur Mullard and Derek Griffiths.

production details
UK / BBC One / 5×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 27 July – 24 August 1972 Thursdays 10.15pm

Writer: Johnny Speight / Producer: Dennis Main Wilson / Director: Harold Snoad

Cyril Cusack as Coat Sleeves
James Booth as Cockney