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Alexander The Greatest (ITV 1971-1972, Gary Warren, Sydney Tafler)

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In sitcom Alexander The Greatest young Jewish schoolboy Alexander Green (Gary Warren) is desperate to escape the confines of his suburban home life. Sidney Tafler was his dad Joe and Adrienne Posta appeared as Renata.

UK / ITV – ATV / 13×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 15 July 1971 – 31 May 1972

Writer: Bernard Kops / Script Editor: Philip Hinchcliffe / Producer and Director: Shaun O’Riordan

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GARY WARREN as Alexander Green
SYDNEY TAFLER as Joe Green
LIBBY MORRIS as Fay Green (season one)
STELLA MORAY as Fay Green (season two)
ADRIENNE POSTA as Renata Green
PETER BIRREL as Murray (season one)
CYRIL SHAPS as Barney (season one)
VIC WISE as Archie (season one)
DAVID LODGE as Sam (season two)

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THE EPISODES
SEASON ONE 15 July – 19 September 1971
1. A WEEK TO LIVE
2. THE THIRD WORLD STARTS TONIGHT
3. THE ALL NIGHT PARTY
4. THE MATCH
5. THE DISENGAGEMENT OF MURRAY AND RENATA
6. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

SEASON TWO 1 March – 31 May 1972
1. CHARITY ENDS AT HOME
2. THE NEW POLICY
3. ISRAEL NEEDS YOU?
4. KICKING THE FILTHY HABIT
5. THE 21 YEAR ITCH
6. SAM LEAVES HOME
7. RENATA’S SECRET AFFAIR


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