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Gert And Daisy (ITV 1959, Elsie Waters, Doris Waters)



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

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

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

Creator: Ted Willis / Director: Milo Lewis

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


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