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Our Kid (ITV Sitcom, Barrie Rutter, Ken Platt)



Our Kid ITV Sitcom, Barrie Rutter, Ken Platt Sylvia Brayshaw

In Our Kid, another Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall series, two brothers, Bob (Barrie Rutter) and Ben Buslingthorpe (Ken Platt) have lived together at 59 Spring Street in Halfax since the death of their mother some years before. Bob, the younger of the siblings, works at a local factory whilst Ben stays at home and looks after the house. Ben is pretty happy with this arrangement but there is a fly in the ointment – Bob’s girlfriend Lynda (Sylvia Brayshaw) would like to put their relationship on more of a permanent footing.

Waterhouse and Hall created the series but only wrote one script. Eric Green and Anthony Couch contributed two apiece and David Nobbs also contributed a script to this short run single season series.

Cast: Barrie Rutter as Bob Buslingthorpe; Ken Platt as Ben Buslingthorpe; Sylvia Brayshay as Lynda

Creators: Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall / Theme Music: Johnny Pearson / Producer and Director: Ian Davidson

UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 6×30 minute episodes / 16 May – 27 June 1973