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Comedy Playhouse: The Family Of Fred (BBC-1 1968, Freddie Frinton, Jean Kent)

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In one off Comedy Playhouse entry The Family of Fred, a widower tries hard to escape the attentions of his next door neighbour whilst trying to avoid being bossed around by his three daughters.

With a bit of recasting and a few surname changes this became the one season series Thicker Than Water which aired on BBC-1 the following year. Jimmy Jewel took the lead as Jim Eccles. Jean Kent remained as Aggie Plunkett and Carolyn Moody also remained as daughter Janet as did Roberta Rex as Vicki.

Series: Comedy Playhouse Season 7 Episode 3

cast
FREDDIE FRINTON as Fred Holmes
JEAN KENT as Aggie Plunkett
JUDI BLOOM as Carol Holmes
CAROLYN MOODY as Janet Holmes
ROBERTA REX as Vicki Holmes

crew details
Writer: Peter Robinson
Music: Judd Proctor
Production Design: Evan Hercules
Producer and Director: Douglas Argent

production details
Country: UK
Network and Production Companies: BBC One
Duration: 1×30 minute episode
Aired From: Friday 10 May 1968 at 8.20pm

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