UK / ITV – Yorkshire TV / 6x30m-e / Broadcast 14 February – 21 March 1973
Producer: Ian Davidson / Directors: Roger Cheveley, Ian Davidson
Short lived sitcom that had the main attraction of starring the fabulous Diana Dors as Garsley Garments factory owner Big D Dorkins who takes over the running of her firms rugby league team which she renames The Frilly Things.
The series basically only happened because Yorkshire wanted to keep Diana Dors on board after the end of Queenie’s Castle, here she takes over the running of the team because as she says “its not good for the image, lost matches don’t sell clothes.”
The series was filmed at the Bison Sports team’s ground in Yorkshire and many of the team’s players popped up during the scenes of game play. Roy Holder had a prominent part in the series but broke a leg (not playing rugby) and ended up having to be replaced.
Diana Dors as Di Dorkins
Tony Caunter as Ken Hicks
Norman Jones as Stan Maycock
Anthony Jackson as Frank Bosomworth
John Comer as Wilf
Doug Fisher as Ronnie Rendell
1. CHARITY MEETS ITS MATCH
2. THE UNHAPPY HOOKER
3. 100 YEARS OF OUTSTANDING UNDERTHINGS
4. THE REF IS ALWAYS RIGHT?
5. COME HOME STAN MAYCOCK
6. WHEN THE NOBBING HAD TO STOP
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