Wink To Me Only

1969 | United Kingdom

Originally a Comedy Playhouse presentation from 1968, this was one of those rare beasts that was made into a full series but with an entirely different cast with entirely different character names. 

In the original, View By Appointment, Marjorie (played by Pauline Collins) and Jimmy (Derek Fowlds) are a young but friendless married couple who are struggling to sell their house so they come up with the idea of treating potential buyers as dinner guests to be wined and dined. This habit of solving problems using somewhat bizarre methods was explored more in the series. A change of title, cast and characters meant that Wink To Me Only starred Beryl Reid and Hugh Paddick as the somewhat older couple Irene and Sydney Jelliot. The writer for the series was Jennifer Phillips, one of the few women writing sitcom at this time. 

Published on February 12th, 2019. Written by Noel Onely for Television Heaven.