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Hell’s Bells (BBC-1 1986, Derek Nimmo, Robert Stephens)



Sitcom Hell’s Bells detailed the misadventures of Selwyn Makepeace, the bumbling Dean of Norchester Cathedral. Makepeace is very much a man of tradition so he is none too pleased to discover that his new Bishop, Godfrey Hethercote is a progressive socialist with very ‘modern’ ideas about Christianity.

Another entry in the Derek Nimmo religious canon and a rare comedy role for renowned actor Robert Stephens.

production details
UK / BBC One / 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 9 June – 14 July 1986 Mondays at 8.30pm

Writer: Jan Butlin / Producer: Mike Stephens

Derek Nimmo as Dean Selwyn Makepeace
Robert Stephens as Bishop Godfrey Hethercote
Penelope Horner as Maudie Mountjoy
Susan Jameson as Emma Hethercote
Phyllida Law as Edith Makepeace
Milton Johns as Wilfred Hankey