The late George Cole stars as Henry Root, a disatisfied fishmonger who is determined to preserve Britain's cultural heritage. He decides to act as self-appointed Ambassador for England and sets off across Europe.
A well-remembered police procedural drama from the late 1960s, this show showcased the exploits of Detective Inspector Gamble (Patrick O'Connell) and his aide, Detective Sergeant Vicky ... See full summary »
Joanna Van Gyseghem,
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 »
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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