TV Nightingale’s Boys (ITV 1975, Derek Farr, Anton Rodgers) Published 3 years ago on June 28, 2016 In Nightingale’s Boys teacher at a private school Bill “Tweety” Nightingale is fast approaching retirement age, his much younger partner Margaret has been offered a job in a different part of the country that would mean quite an advancement for her but definitely force Bill’s hand when it comes to retiring. In a bid to help make up his mind Bill decides to organise a reunion for the class of “49” – the students that he considers were his best. Over the course of the series we catch up with Bill’s former pupils and through meeting up with them Bill is able to come to a decision about where his future lay. Created and mostly written by the fabulous Arthur Hopcraft and with a nice lead role for the amiable Derek Farr Nightingale’s Boys is a great slice of mid 1970’s grown up drama. The central premise of Bill reuniting his star pupils is a great idea to pull together what is basically a series of single plays (so much so that Derek Farr doesn’t appear in every episode) with each episode focusing on a different pupil now getting on with adult life and in fact approaching middle age. classic quote “The old alchemy has gone. I just tick-tock away there. 1949 was my best year. The class was brilliant.” production details UK / ITV – Granada / 7×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 14 January – 25 February 1975 Creator: Arthur Hopcraft / Producer: Brian Armstrong cast Derek Farr as Bill Nightingale Pauline Yates as Margaret Angela Morant as Gillian Terry Gilligan as Nick Selby Bernard Gallagher as Harry Selby Anne Reid as Claire Selby Gerrard Ryder as Trevor Selby Anton Rodgers as Izzy Ronald Lewis as Sid Taylor David Swift as David Fryer John Carson as Major Alastair James Cartwright Sally Home as Brenda Cartwright John Challis as Pete Barbara Lott as Agnes Nightingale Alec Sabin as David Nightingale Joanna Craig as Lucy Fryer Lynne Carol as Mrs Fryer James Ottaway as Bert John Barcroft as Mike Miller Michael Hawkins as Hal Crowther Alan Igbon as Ola Paula Tilbrook as Miss Paterson Fred Feast as Mr Snaith THE EPISODES 1. TWEETY (14 Jan 75) 2. IZZY (21 Jan 75) 3. BIG SID (28 Jan 75) 4. FLOSSIE (4 Feb 75) (Derek Farr doesn’t appear) 5. SPIVVY (11 Feb 75) (Derek Farr doesn’t appear) 6. A.J. (18 Feb 75) 7. DECISION (25 Feb 75) Alan IgbonAnne ReidAnton RodgersArthur HopcraftDerek FarrDramaGranadaITVJohn ChallisPauline YatesTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes8 hours ago Bring It!: Breaking the Curse of the B-Squad (S5EP20 Lifetime Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Breaking the Curse of the B-Squad: Alumni Kayla and Sunjai arrive at the Dollhouse to help the B-Squad break their... Episodes8 hours ago The Titan Games: The Titan Games Championship (Season Finale NBC Thurs 28 Feb 2019) The Titan Games Championship: After thousands of hopefuls applied, a field of 64 exceptional athletes has been narrowed down to... Episodes8 hours ago How to Get Away with Murder: Please Say No One Else Is Dead (Season finale ABC Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Please Say No One Else Is Dead: Annalise and her team need to get to the truth before the truth... Episodes8 hours ago Flack: Episode Two (Pop Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Episode Two: Robyn tries to distract the press from the fact that her pop star client is being dropped by... Episodes8 hours ago Better Things: Chicago (S3EP1 FX Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Chicago: Sam and Max go on a trip. Written by Pamela Adlon Directed by Pamela Adlon Airdate: Thursday 28 February... search EPISODES Episodes8 hours ago Siren: Distress Call (S2EP6 Freeform Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Distress Call: Dale copes with the fallout from Maddie and Ryn’s encounter with the man from Susan’s past, while Katrina... Episodes8 hours ago Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Therapist (S6EP8 NBC Thurs 28 Feb 2019) The Therapist: Jake and Gina revisit their past when they attend their 20th high school reunion with Amy; at the... Episodes8 hours ago Beat Bobby Flay: Off to the Races (S19EP8 FoodTV Thurs 28 Feb 2019) Off to the Races: Haitian chef Jouvens Jean takes on Francophile and Seattle restaurateur Bruce Naftaly to see who will... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.