In comedy drama (with the emphasis on comedy) Don’t Forget To Write George Cole plays playwright George Maple. George has had some success in the past but is now struggling with “writer’s block”,
His generally harassed wife Mabel (Gwen Watford) does her best to provide support while he struggles with his problems and self-doubts.
Meanwhile, his neighbour Tom Lawrence (Francis Matthews) is a highly successful writer who seems to have no problems producing new work.
The character previously featured in three plays A Bit of A Holiday (ITV, 1968), A Bit of a Family Feeling (Yorkshire TV 1971) and a bit of an Adventure (21 July 1974).
UK / BBC Two / 12×50 minute episodes / Broadcast 18 April 1977 – 22 February 1979
Writer: Charles Wood / Producer: Joe Waters
GEORGE COLE as Gordon Maple
GWEN WATFORD as Mabel Maple
FRANCIS MATTHEWS as Tom Lawrence
RON EMSLIE as Wilfred Maples
DAPHNE HEARD as Mrs Field
RENNY LISTER as Jenny Lawrence
JAMES COSSINS as Philip Mounter (season 2)
SEASON ONE 18 April – 23 May 1977
1. LESSER KNOWN ENGLISH DRAMATISTS
2. THUNDERING HOOVES
3. THE TASTING OF THE WINE
4. A FRIEND IN NEED
5. FIRST NIGHT
6. GOING UP IN THE WORLD
SEASON TWO 18 January – 22 February 1979
1. ENTER HITLER
2. EXIT GOERING
3. IN PLACE OF OUR ADVERTISED PROGRAMME
4. THE GREENING OF GORDON
6. WE’RE GOING TO MAXIM’S
and this just in
Fargo (1995, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi)
‘The Coens have never achieved such balance in their work before, have never been able to so coherently harness and...
U-Turn (1997, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte)
In U-Turn Bobby Cooper (Sean Penn) is stranded after his car dies in the desert and he heads for the...
Gift Horse, The (1952, Trevor Howard, Richard Attenborough)
Described by The News of the World as ‘a great and stirring British war film’, The Gift Horse follows a...
Way Ahead, The (1944, David Niven, Stanley Holloway)
Classic British war film The Way Ahead was inspired by the 40-minute army training film The New Lot directed in...
Gunman’s Walk (1958, Van Heflin, Tab Hunter)
Gunman’s Walk is a superior western family saga starring Van Heflin. The ageing star puts in a rock-hard performance as...
Wynonna Earp: War Paint (S3EP12 Syfy 5 Oct 2018)
War Paint: The Pledge Moon looms over Purgatory as Wynonna and Waverly must find a way to end the family...
Kidding: Bye, Mom (S1EP4 Showtime 30 Sep 2018)
Bye, Mom: Jeff deals with a one-night stand. Jill learns that Jeff has been sending money to someone behind her...
The Last Ship: Tropic of Cancer (S5EP4 TNT 30 Sep 2018)
Tropic of Cancer: As Nathan James and her allies attempt to prevent the enemy moving north, Chandler’s haunting visions manifest...
Sheriff Of Fractured Jaw, The (1959, Kenneth More, Jayne Mansfield)
While Kenneth More was always known for displaying an archetypal British stiff-upper-lip in the likes of vintage car comedy Genevieve...
Guinea Pig, The (1948, Richard Attenborough, Bernard Miles)
The Guinea Pig was inspired by the Fleming Committee, which in 1944 appointed by the President of the Board of...
Maytime in Mayfair (British Lion 1949, Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding)
Spring in Park Lane took more money at the British box office in 1948 than any other picture and leads...