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Devenish (ITV 1977-1978, Dinsdale Landen, Terence Alexander)

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Sitcom Devenish detailed the exploits of Arthur Prufrock Devenish who cannot resist interfering in the running of the toy factory, Universal Pastimes Ltd, where he works.

Arthur Prufrock Devenish is extremely keen to further his career and is proud of his diplomas in Business Studies, Marketing, Agricultural Economics and Banking that he earnt in two months from the East Plymouth Business College.

Arthur, who considers himself the companies ideas man, has worked for UP for ten years and is convinced he should be running the place by now.

production details
UK / ITV – Granada / 13×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 15 July 1977 – 15 May 1978

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Writer: Anthony Couch / Music: Johnny Pearson / Producer: John G. Temple / Director: Brian Mills

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Dinsdale Landen as Arthur P. Devenish
Terence Alexander as Hugh Fitzjoy
Geoffrey Bayldon as Neville Liversedge
John Kane as Rog Box
Richard Kane as Wilf Braithwaite
Veronica Roberts as Angela Nutall
Geoffrey Chater as Admiral Wallow
Michael Robbins as George Craddock
Polly Adams as Prudence Devenish
Doran Godwin as Audrey Pilbeam

THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 15 July – 26 August 1977
1. THE HELL OF NEW DIRECTORS (15 Jul 77)
2. THE COMPANY IS A FAMILY (22 Jul 77)
3. THE WORM IN BUD (29 Jul 77)
4. THE TRAINEE DILEMMA (5 Aug 77)
5. THE GREAT EXHIBITION (12 Aug 77)
6. THE WALLOW CLASSIC (19 Aug 77)
7. THE GREAT AMERICAN JOB (26 Aug 77)

SEASON TWO 3 April – 15 May 1978
1. THE CAR PARK FIASCO (3 Apr 78)
2. THE LIVERSEDGE AFFAIR (10 Apr 78)
3. THE DEVENISH GOLD VASE (17 Apr 78)
4. LABOUR RELATIONS (24 Apr 78)
5. UNTITLED (8 May 78)
6. THE GOLF MERGER (15 May 78)

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