Hugh And I (BBC-1 1962-1968, Terry Scott, Hugh Lloyd)

Sitcom Hugh And I detailed the misadventures of two friends who were desperate to improve their lot. Terry Scott is a youngish bachelor who still lives at home with his mother (33 Lobelia Avenue, Tooting). He’s a bit of a dreamer who comes up with one grand “get rich quick” scheme after another, causing endless problems for himself and his friend, Hugh Lloyd.

By the time of the sixth season both Terry and Hugh were growing tired of the formula and only agreed to make further episodes if the format could be shaken up. The six series abandoned most of the regular cast from the previous series and after Hugh won £5,000 on the pools the duo embarked on a round the world cruise.

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Season 7 was called Hugh and I Spy to cash in on the then craze for all things spy. (I Spy/James Bond/Man From Uncle etc).

There were also two short specials broadcast as part of Christmas Night With The Stars. One broadcast 25 Dec 1963 and a second broadcast 25 Dec 1964.

Sadly most of the episodes of the series fell foul of the BBC’s wiping/junking policy of the early 1970’s.

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production details
UK / BBC / 77×25/30 minute episodes and 2×10 minute episodes / Broadcast 17 July 1962 – 26 February 1968

Writer: John Chapman / Producers: David Croft, Duncan Wood (season 6 only)

Terry Scott as Terry Scott
Hugh Lloyd as Hugh Lloyd
Vi Stevens as Mrs Scott (series 1-5)
Wallas Eaton as Mr Crispin (series 1-5)
Mollie Sugden as Mrs Crispin (series 1-5)
Cyril Smith as Arthur Wormold (series 1)
Jack Haig as Arthur Wormold (series 2-5)
Patricia Hayes as Mrs Wormold (series 1-5)

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