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Mr Pastry’s Pet Shop (BBC Sitcom, Richard Hearne)

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In slapstick sitcom Mr Pastry’s Pet Shop, after visiting Jersey Zoo, Mr Pastry (Richard Hearne) decides to set up his own lavish zoo but then decides on a pet shop.

This was another in the long line of Mr Pastry sitcoms. They were all very similar, each one only usually ran for a few episodes. Long enough to explore the situation and then move on. The six part series received a repeat showing in October 1963.

Guest stars included Christopher Trace (the Blue Peter presenter), Joe Greig, Peter Diamond, Roger Kemp, John Dawson and Ivan Owen.

Cast: Richard Hearne as Mr Pastry; Barbara Hicks as Miss Print; Cambria Smith as Susan; Roger May as Michael

Writers: James Cairncross, Richard Hearne / Producer: David Goddard

UK / BBC / 6×25 minute episodes / 17 November – 22 December 1962 Saturdays at 5.25pm