Barney Is My Darling

1965 | United Kingdom

Barney Pank (Bill Fraser) has spent most of his married life in the Merchant Navy as Chief Steward on the S.S. Addis Ababa, plying between Tasmania and the Sumatra. Ramona (his wife - played by Irene Handl), has learned to cope without him, and runs a small hairdressing shop in Willesden, North London. Now, together again after twelve years they discover they have very little in common. 

The series looks at their uneasy attempts to adjust to married life once more. The regular cast includes Angela Crow as Cissie Ludgrove (Ramona's assistant), Pat Coombs as Miss Hobbitt (Ramona's confidante), and Scampi, an elderly Pekinese dog who Romona is devoted to but with whom Barney quickly establishes a relationship with based on mutual distrust, hatred and contempt. The series was written by Marty Feldman and Barry Took. 

Published on November 28th, 2018. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.