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Bud (ITV Sitcom, Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen)

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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