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Comedy Playhouse: For Richer…For Poorer (BBC One 25 Jun 1975, Harry H. Corbett)

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Comedy Playhouse

For Richer… For Poorer was another typical Johnny Speight scripted comedy shown as part of the Comedy Playhouse strand. Harry H. Corbett was Bert, a highly left wing union shop steward who dreams of becoming a major politician. The excellent David Batley played Nigel ‘the Idle’ and there was an appearance from Don Henderson as a union mediator.

production details
UK / BBC One / 1×30 minute episode / Broadcast Wednesday 25 June 1975 – Wednesday 9.25pm

Series: Comedy Playhouse

Writer: Johnny Speight / Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

cast
Harry H Corbett as Bert
Eric Pohlmann as The boss
David Battley as Nigel ‘The Idle’
Don Henderson as The mediator