Sitcom The Hello Goodbye Man followed shy middle aged Denis Ailing who, despite being totally unsuited to the task, gets a job as a sales rep for Cookham’s Cures and is soon out of his depth. Ailing by name and Ailing by nature Denis finds himself competing against super salesman Glenn Harris – not that he is any competition for the smooth Harris naturally.
Another fine addition to the Nobbs canon, The Hello Goodbye Man has been pretty much forgotten these days.
UK / BBC Two / 6×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 5 January – 9 February 1984
Writer: David Nobbs / Production Design: David Laskey / Producer and Director: Alan J.W. Bell
Ian Lavender as Denis Ailing
Mary Tamm as Jennifer Reynoldson
Paul Chapman as Ken Harrington
Dominic Guard as Glenn Harris