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Bulldog Breed (ITV Sitcom, Donald Churchill, Amanda Barrie)

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Bulldog Breed ITV 1962 Donald Churchill Amanda Barrie

In sitcom Bulldog Breed Tom Bowler (Donald Churchill) has the knack of managing to cause chaos wherever he goes.

Tom’s girlfriend is the dizzy Sandra (Amanda Barrie) and his best friend is Billy (Geoffrey Whitehead). Meanwhile his parents are played by Peter Butterworth and Betty Huntley-Wright.

The series was given the accolade of a TV Times cover for the week of it’s premiere. In a small feature on the show in the magazine Donald Churchill remarked that Tom was not malicious but couldn’t take life seriously.

Cast: Donald Churchill as Tom Bowler; Amanda Barrie as Sandra Prentiss; Peter Butterworth as Henry Broadbent; Betty Huntley-Wright as Lilian
Broadbent; Geoffrey Whitehead as Billy Broadbent; Geoffrey Palmer as Mr Meadows

Creator/Producer: Derek Granger / Script Editor: Harry Driver / Writers: Jack Rosenthal, Peter Eckersley

UK / ITV – Granada / 6×30 minute episodes / 1962 19 Sep – 31 Oct Wednesday 9.15pm black and white