In Sitcom Dear Mother – Love Albert Naive northern lad Albert Courtnay moves to London but sends regular letters home to his mother in which he exaggerates and romanticises his day-to-day activities.
During the course of three series, Albert finds work with a confectionery company, moves into a flat with “a couple of dolly birds” and becomes engaged to Doreen (Liz Gebhardt, replaced by Cheryl Hall for the final season).
On the 25 December 1971 there was a short segment broadcast as part of ITV’s All Star Comedy Carnival. Season one made by Thames rest by Yorkshire. Season four called simply Albert!
The series was something of a special project for Bewes, he wrote and produced the show and also sang the theme tune!
UK / ITV – Thames – Yorkshire / 26×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 15 September 1969 – 6 June 1972
Writer/Producer: Rodney Bewes, Derrick Goodwin / Theme sung by Rodney Bewes / Executive Producer: John Duncan
RODNEY BEWES as Albert Courtnay
GARFIELD MORGAN as Mr A.C. Strain
SHEILA WHITE as Vivien McKewan
LUAN PETERS as Leslie Willis
LIZ GEBHARDT as Doreen Bissel
CHERYL HALL as Doreen (Albert)
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