Connect with us


Bud (ITV Sitcom, Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen)



Bud ITV Sitcom Bud Flanagan

Sitcom Bud saw legendary Crazy Gang entertainer (and singer of the Dad’s Army theme tune) Bud Flanagan trying his hand as several different jobs including a bookie (in real life Bud owned a number of betting shops), a night watchman and even a nurse.

Most of the Crazy Gang popped up over the course of the six episodes as did band leader Jack Hylton.

Bud was given a prestigious TV Times cover (July 21, 1963) tying in with the premiere of the series. There was also a two page interview which mostly focused on Bud’s obsession with gambling and the fact that he consider this series his first real acting role.

Cast: Bud Flanagan; Charlie Naughton; Jerry Desmonde; Chesney Allen; Jack Hylton; Monsewer Eddie Gray

Writer: Kevin Laffan / Producer: Philip Barker / Director: Philip Barker

UK / ITV – ATV / 6×30 minute episodes / 26 July – 30 August 1963