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Highland Fling (ITV 1957, Richard Hearne, James Hayter)



Musical sitcom Highland Fling had it’s origins in a stage production that comedian Richard Hearne had planned for the West End. Many years later ITV revived the idea. The plot was on the farcical side, worthy of a Marx brothers film in fact. A London firm of estate agents, Nutty, Dime and Wormy have a Scottish castle on their books and millionaire Augustus Trim wants to buy it – things do not run smoothly though.

As well as playing his famous Mr Pastry character, Hearne also played a Mr McQuirtle.

production details
UK / ITV – Associated Rediffusion / 6×25 minute episodes / Broadcast Monday 5 August – Monday 9 September 1957

Creator: Richard Hearne / Writer: Richard Waring / Producer: Henry Kendall / Director: John Phillips

Richard Hearne
James Hayter
Charles Heslop
Nicolette Roeg
Jean Bayless
David Williams
Charles Lamb
Rufus Cruickshank