Romany Jones (ITV 1972-1975, James Beck, Arthur Mullard)

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Sitcom Romany Jones detailed the misadventures of two layabout families living on a caravan site. Initially the focus was on Bert Jones (James Beck) and his wife Betty (Jo Rowbottom) and Wally Briggs (Arthur Mullard) and his wife Lilly (Queenie Watts) but Beck (Private Walker in Dads Army) died after season two and new neighbours were brought in. Posh Jeremy Crichton-Jones (Jonathan Cecil) and his wife Susan (Gay Soper) were the new residents.

The show had a pilot broadcast in 1972 and a spin off in 1976 with Yus M’Dear.

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JAMES BECK as Bert Jones (Seasons 1-2); ARTHUR MULLARD as Wally Briggs; QUEENIE WATTS as Lilly Briggs; JO ROWBOTTOM as Betty Jones (Seasons 1-2); JONATHAN CECIL as Jeremy Crichton-Jones (Seasons 3-4); GAY SOPER as Susan Crichton-Jones (Seasons 3-4); MAUREEN SWEENEY as Eileen (Seasons 3-4)

Creators and Script Editors: Ronald Woolfe, Ronald Chesney / Producer: Stuart Allen

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UK / ITV – London Weekend Television / 27×25 minute episodes / Pilot: 15 February 1972 and then Series: 8 June 1973 – 11 July 1975

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