1 9 5 9 (UK)
5 x 30 minute episodes
This BBC comedy series followed the adventures of retired Army Brigadier, Garnet Wellington-Bull, who was a widowed career soldier trying to come to terms with life on civvy street but not finding it very easy.
He stumbled from one mishap to another and had to rely on a young officer, Sooty Pilkington (Donald Hewlett) who had previously served under him, and his daughter Jane (future Blue Peter presenter Valerie Singleton).
The Brigadier was played by Alexander Gauge, the 20-stone actor best known for playing Friar Tuck in The Adventures of Robin Hood from 1955 to 1960.
Gauge died from an overdose the same year that Robin Hood finished. He was just 46.
Brigadier Garnett Wellington-Bull
Captain ‘Sooty’ Pilkington