In sitcom Goodbye Mr Kent, after running into financial difficulties when her husband leaves her, divorcee Victoria Jones takes in the irritating Travis Kent as her lodger.
Kent was a dishevelled journalist with big ideas but limited ability.
Writers Peter Vincent and Peter Robinson based Kent on Oscar Madison of Odd Couple fame having become closely involved with the character whilst reworking the movie script for German TV.
UK / BBC One / 7×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 28 January – 11 March 1982 Thursdays 8.30pm
Writers: Peter Vincent, Peter Robinson / Producer: Gareth Gwenlan
Richard Briers as Travis Kent
Hannah Gordon as Victoria Jones
Talla Hayes as Lucy Jones