Duo still a delight for sitcom fans
SURELYBritain’sbest everdomesticsitcom team was the wonderful Terry Scott and June Whitfield, and this will delight fans who still miss them.
Happy Ever After ran from 1974 to 1979 across 41 episodes, includi ng the Comedy Playhouse pilot and the Christmas specials, whichareallincluded here.
It led, of course, to thelegendary Terry & June show which ran from 1979 to 1987, and was essentially the same with different supporting characters, a new location, and a different surname. Terry and June play a middle- aged, middleclass couple left in an empty nest when their daughters leave home. But it, hilariously, makes room for Aunt Lucy (Beryl Cooke) and her talking mynah bird. Who was Terry’s firstTVpartner? Entries to Alex Gordon, Happy competition. THE BBC got three bites of the Z-Cars apple with Softly Softly, thenthis spin off(1969 to 1976). It was an early colour hit with favourites DCI Barlow (Stratford Johns), DIWatt(FrankWindsor) andDSHarryHawkins(Norman Bowler) promoted to a new major investigations team in fictional Thamesford. It was the bridgebetweenDockGreenand The Sweeney.
In which soap did Norman Bowler play Frank Tate? Entries to Alex Gordon, Softly comp.