Bright's Boffins

1970 | United Kingdom

Children's comedy series about a group of scientists who work in a rambling long-forgotten Government establishment called Halfwitt House. 

It receives no official help other than a grant barely sufficient to cover the gas bill. So in order to keep the place operative, Bertram Bright (Alexander Dore), the commanding officer, will lie, cheat, bribe or blackmail-probably all at once. Other staff includes the wild professor Farthing (Bartlett Mullins), his daughter, Julie (Belinda Sinclair) and two unlikely security men who also double as astronauts (George Moon and Denis Shaw). 

Looking after all of them is Molly McCrandle (Avril Angers) - a sort of scientific aunt who is also their cook. Southern television used Rhinefield House, a stately home in the New Forest, for location scenes. 

Published on November 30th, 2018. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.