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Barney Is My Darling

1 9 6 5 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes

Barney Pank (Bill Fraser) spent most of his married life in the Merchant Navy as Chief Steward on the SS Addis Ababa, plying between Tasmania and Sumatra.

His wife, Ramona (Irene Handl), had learned to cope without him and ran a small hairdressing salon in Willesden, North London.

Now, together again after twelve years, they discovered they had very little in common and the series looked at their uneasy attempts to adjust to married life once more.

The regular cast included Angela Crow as Cissie Ludgrove (Ramona’s assistant), Pat Coombs as Miss Hobbitt (Ramona’s confidante), and Scampi, an elderly Pekinese dog who Ramona was devoted to but with whom Barney quickly established a relationship based on mutual distrust, hatred and contempt.

The series was written by Marty Feldman and Barry Took.

Barney Pank
Bill Fraser
Ramona Pank
Irene Handl
Cissie Ludgrove
Angela Crow
Miss Hobbitt
Pat Coombs