Glums, The (ITV 1979, Jimmy Edwards, Ian Lavender)

Sitcom The Glums detailed the exploits of a dour family.

Based on a long running and hugely popular sketch that appeared in the Take It From Here series in the fifties, season One (9×10 minute episodes) was part of the series Bruce Forsyth’s Big Night Out (7 Oct – 24 Dec 1978).

Season two was a full series with two stories per show, each adapted from the old radio broadcasts.

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The Glums had also appeared twice briefly in 1962 in the Jimmy Edwards anthology series Faces of Jim.

production details
UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 9×10 minute episodes 8×25 minute episodes / Broadcast 7 October 1978 – 30 December 1979

Writers: Frank Muir, Denis Norden / Producer: Simon Brett / Directors: John Kaye Cooper, John Reardon

Jimmy Edwards as Pa Glum
Ian Lavender as Ron Glum
Patricia Brake as Eth
Michael Stainton as Ted

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