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Don't Forget to Write! 

The misadventures of an unsuccessful playwright, who is forced to make ends meet by writing screenplays which no-one ever seems to want to make into films (unless they're very bad).
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Series cast summary:
George Cole ...  Gordon Maple 12 episodes, 1977-1979
Gwen Watford ...  Mabel Maple 12 episodes, 1977-1979
Francis Matthews ...  Tom Lawrence 12 episodes, 1977-1979
Clare Walker Clare Walker ...  Kate Maple 12 episodes, 1977-1979
Ron Emslie Ron Emslie ...  Wilfred Maple 11 episodes, 1977-1979
Daphne Heard Daphne Heard ...  Mrs. Field 11 episodes, 1977-1979
Renny Lister Renny Lister ...  Jenny Lawrence 8 episodes, 1977-1979
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The misadventures of an unsuccessful playwright, who is forced to make ends meet by writing screenplays which no-one ever seems to want to make into films (unless they're very bad).

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18 April 1977 (UK) See more »

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(6 episodes)
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Many people believed that this comedy series was inspired by writer Charles Wood's own adventures as a busy scriptwriter in films from the mid-60s on, and that he was himself the inspiration for the character of "Gordon Maple". See more »

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brilliant comedy - very much missed
6 August 2015 | by tbaggs-36322See all my reviews

This I rate as the best TV sit-com ever. Since finding out about the parallel with reality, a re-run would be most interesting. The quietness, dryness and intelligence of the wit made this stand above anything else at that time. It is difficult to compare against later TV programs (time/memory) and there have been only one of two good contenders for best situation comedy; the rest, I find, range from just bearable to simply unwatchable. The most mediocre seem to be repeated ad nauseam. We Missed the 2nd series. I didn't know there as a 2nd series until now, after reading the other reviews. This makes it more important for me, to get access to the series. Surely after George Coles sad demise a rerun should be broadcast or, at least, a DVD. Someone at BBC wake-up, PLEASE


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