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Thicker Than Water (BBC-1 1969, Jimmy Jewel, Jean Kent)



In sitcom Thicker Than Water Fishmonger Jim Eccles longs for the quiet life but his three daughters and next door neighbour Aggie Plunkett usually conspire against it.

Thicker Than Water offered up a good starring role for comedian Jimmy Jewel who was moving into acting at this later stage in his career and notched up more than a few good roles. The series had begun life as a Comedy Playhouse entry called The Family of Fred which had starred Freddie Frinton.

production details
UK / BBC One / 7×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 17 February – 31 March 1969 Mondays 7.30pm

Writer: Peter Robinson / Music: Judd Proctor / Producer and Director: Douglas Argent

JIMMY JEWEL as Jim Eccles
JEAN KENT asAggie Plunkett
ROBERTA REX as Vicki Eccles
CAROLYN MOODY as Janet Eccles
JILL KERMAN as Carol Eccles
MIKE LUCAS as Albert Pike
GERALD MOON as Robert Bean

1. THE ORNAMENT (17 Feb 69)
2. THE LICENCE (24 Feb 69)
3. THE COLD (3 Mar 69)
4. THE VISIT (10 Mar 69)
5. THE FIXER (17 Mar 69)
6. THE REUNION (24 Mar 69)
7. THE ENGAGEMENT (31 Mar 69)