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Meet the Champ

1 9 6 0 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes

Bernard Bresslaw – who had shot to fame in The Army Game –  starred in this BBC comedy as Bernie, a gormless boxer.

Co-starring were Jimmy James (as Bernie’s unscrupulous manager, J.J.), Peter Butterworth as trainer, Sammy, and Vilma Ann Leslie as Bernie’s girlfriend, Essie, who wants him to give up the fight game and become a park keeper or a car park attendant.

A weekly battle of wills ensued.

Originally intended to run for nine episodes, only six were screened.

Bernard Bresslaw
Jimmy James
Vilma Ann Leslie
Peter Butterworth