1 9 6 5 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
Ex-seaman Luther Flannery (Hugh Griffith) – uncouth and rough-and-ready – and ex-schoolteacher Gascoigne Quilt (Felix Aylmer) – highly educated but painfully unworldly – meet accidentally in a churchyard while listening to the sound of the church choir practising, form an unlikely friendship, and do their best to live it up in a second childhood.
The series was written by Barry Took and Marty Feldman and developed from a 1963 episode of the Comedy Playhouse series. It was a hit with viewers and critics alike but ran for only six episodes.
The first episode aired on BBC1 on Tuesday 2 March 1965.
Return to Lumley Hoo | The Coffin They Carry You Off In | Luther Flannery Revisited | Luther and the Golden Fleece | The Quarrel | The Secret Life of Gascoigne Quilt