Sitcom Ffizz focused on a pair of university pals, Jack Mowbray (Richard Griffiths) and Hugo Walker (Benjamin Whitrow), who run a slowly going bankrupt wine merchants called Mowbray and Crofts. Their bank manager insists on sending a troubleshooter, Alan (Robin Kermode), to help them to sort out the business.
In season two the pair were forced to find work in a supermarket run by Mrs Gosling (Gabrielle Drake).
Writers Richard Fegan and Andrew Norriss had scored big with their Simon Callow starring sitcom Chance In A Million but Ffizz turned out somewhat flat.
UK / ITV – Thames / 12×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 9 September 1987 – 29 August 1989
Writers: Richard Fegan, Andrew Norriss / Producer and Director: Derrick Sherwin
Richard Griffiths as Jack Mowbray
Benjamin Whitrow as Hugo Walker
Felicity Montagu as Griselda
Robin Kermode as Alan
George Ballantine as Samson
Phyllida Law as Lady Boughton
Peggy Aitchison as Mrs Monaghan
Gabrielle Drake as Mrs Gosling (series 2)
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