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It’s Not Me – It’s Them! (BBC-2 1965, Donald Churchill, Norman Bird)

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Sitcom It’s Not Me – It’s Them!, an early series from the pen of actor/writer Donald Churchill, focused on Albert Curfew is a young man unable to hold down a job for any length of time.

The title came from a regular saying of Curfew’s everytime he lost his job. Churchill (who also starred as well as wrote the scripts) claimed he based the series on a close friend of his. Guest stars in the single season show included Liz Fraser, Bill Kerr and Kate O’Mara.

cast
Donald Churchill as Albert Curfew
Norman Bird as Mr. Partridge
Jack Bligh as None
George Betton as None
Anthony Dawes as None
Dilys Laye as Lavinia
Ken Parry as None

crew details
Writer: Donald Churchill
Producer: Graeme Muir

production details
Country: UK
Network: BBC Two
Duration: 6×25 minute episodes
Aired From: 28 July – 1 September 1965

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