Gert And Daisy (ITV Sitcom, Elsie Waters, Doris Waters)

ITV Sitcom Gert and Daisy was about a pair of ex-theatricals who open a boarding house catering to the people from the world of showbusiness. Gert (Elsie Waters) and Daisy (Doris Waters), the sisters of popular actor Jack Warner, had a long career in entertainment, mostly on the stage and radio.

The pair were in the twilight of their career by this stage and the series was written especially for them by Ted Willis who was also heavily involved with their brother’s hit show Dixon of Dock Green.

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Writers included Malcolm Hulke, Eric Paice, Lew Schwarz and Willis himself.

Cast: Elsie Waters as Gert; Doris Waters as Daisy; Hugh Paddick as Boris; Patsy Rowlands as Bonnie; Jennifer Browne as Lulu; Judy Nimmo as Maureen; Julian d’Albie as Harry; Rosemary Scott as Violet

Creator: Ted Willis / Director: Milo Lewis

UK / ITV – Associated – Rediffusion – Jack Hylton / 6×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 10 August – 16 September 1959 Mondays 8.30pm

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