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The Ultimate Guide to British Sitcoms

All sitcoms starting with the letter P. This is part two and takes you from Plaza Patrol to Queenie’s Castle.

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PLAZA PATROL

Yorkshire / 6×30 minute episodes / 1991 15 July – 19 August Mondays 7.00pm
Writers: Richard Lewis, Louis Robinson / Costume: Brian Castle / Producer: Graham Wetherall
Sitcom. The misadventures of a pair of incredibly inept security guards working in a shopping precinct.
Bernard Cooney………………………… TOMMY CANNON
Trevor Purvis…………………………….. BOBBY BALL

 

POOR LITTLE RICH GIRLS

Granada / 7×30 minute episodes / 1984 12 July – 23 August Thursdays 9.00pm
Writer: Charles Laurence / Producer: Pieter Rogers / Director: Nicholas Ferguson
Sitcom. Cousins Daisy and Kate team up following the death of Daisy’s husband and Kate’s divorce, the pair both believed that the other was well off although the truth is that both are not.
Daisy Troop………………………………. JILL BENEDICT
Kate Codd………………………………… MARIA AITKEN
Dave Roberts…………………………….. RICHARD WALKER
Larry Codd……………………………….. LEWIS FIANDER
Lady Harriet……………………………… JOAN HICKSON

 

PORKPIE

C4-Humphrey Barclay Productions / 12×30 minute episodes / 1995-96
Writer: Trix Worrell / Producers: Humphrey Barclay (Season 1), Paulette Randall (Season 2)
Sitcom. A spin off from Desmonds. Porkpie, who was a regular at Desmond’s barbershop, wins a fortune on the lottery.
With:- RAM JOHN HOLDER as Porkpie / DEREK GRIFFITHS as Benji / GEOFF FRANCIS as Michael / KIM WALKER as Gloria / ROBBIE TURNER as Alloysius

 

 

POSH NOSH

BBC2 / 8x10m / started 4 February 2003 / 9:50pm
Writers: Jon Carter, Arabella Weir / Director: Chris Langham / Producer: Gareth Edwards

A series of comedy shorts lampooning personality cookery shows.

With:- ARABELLA WEIR as Minty / RICHARD E GRANT as Simon

 

A PRINCE AMONG MEN

BBC1 / 12×30 minute episodes / 1997-98
Writers: Tony Millan, Mike Walling / Creators: Chris Barrie, Mike Stephens / Producer/Director: Mike Stephens
Sitcom. Famous ex-footballer Gary prince will stop at nothing to promote himself and his company.
Gary Prince……………………………….. CHRIS BARRIE
Lisel…………………………………………. FRANCESCA HUNT
Sonia……………………………………….. SAMANTHA POWER
Beverly………………………………………SUSIE BLAKE
Dave………………………………………… CLIFF PARISI
Mark………………………………………… TIMOTHY BENTINCK
Vince……………………………………….. BRYAN PRINGLE

 

 

PULL THE OTHER ONE

Central / 6×30 minute episodes / 1984 15 June -20 July Friday 8.30pm
Writer: Michael McStay / Producer: Joan Brown / Director: Peter Ellis
Suburban sitcom. The ups and downs of married couple the Mundys.
Sidney Mundy……………………………. MICHAEL ELPHICK
Sadie Mundy……………………………… SUSAN TRACY
Grandma…………………………………… LILA KAYE
Terry……………………………………….. TIM PREECE
Barmaid…………………………………… DIANA GOODWIN

 

QUEENIE’S CASTLE

Yorkshire / 18×30 minute episodes / 1970-72 3 Seasons
Creators: Keith Waterhouse, Willis Hall / Executive Producer: John Duncan
Sitcom. A northern mother keeps a firm grip on her family.
Queenie Shepherd…………………….. DIANA DORS
Douglas Sheperd………………………. BARRIE RUTTER
Raymond Shepherd…………………… FREDDIE FLETCHER
Bunny Shepherd………………………. BRYAN MARSHALL
Jack……………………………………… TONY CAUNTER
Mrs Petty……………………………….. LYNNE PERRIE

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