First starring vehicle for Ronnie Corbett who plays a little man (of course) with big ambitions.
Each day he boards a train from suburbia into the city smartly dressed in three-piece suit, bowler hat, carrying briefcase and brolly and a copy of The Times tucked neatly under his arm. He's accompanied by his stuffy next door neighbour Henry (Henry McGee) who also happens to work for the same company. At work, to Ronnie's constant frustration, Henry always manages to play the office politics game to perfection leaving Ronnie to come out second best. Ronnie's long suffering wife, Laura, is played by Rosemary Leach. The first series was written by Barry Cryer, Graham Chapman and Eric Idle who had supplied material for the two Ronnies on David Frost's various shows.
Following series two (written by Cryer and Chapman) Rediffusion lost its franchise and the show was dropped. LWT picked it up again two years later. Corbett and Leach also teamed up for two further series, Now Look Here and The Prince of Denmark.
Published on January 14th, 2019. Written by Laurence Marcus for Television Heaven.