1 9 5 8 (UK)
5 x 30 minute episodes
Wilfred Caxton (Wilfred Pickles in his first television comedy series) was a printer who specialised in greetings cards with verses written by his assistant Miss Brearley (Evelyn Lund).
Other characters in the BBC series included Wilfred’s wife Mabel (Mabel Pickles), daughter Sally (Mary Webster), young Willie (Peter Hodgson) and Charlie Haskell (Richard Curnock).
Broadcast of the series was delayed for a month by the BBC, which felt that scripts and rehearsals were not sufficiently advanced to debut as planned at Christmas 1957. The series debuted instead on Friday 24 January 1958.