1 9 7 2 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
Another ITV comedy from the team of Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke.
Mrs Marigold Alcock (Beryl Reid) runs her late husband’s business ”empire”, The Alcock Group of Companies – including such highly dubious companies as Flybynight Tours, the Mary Peabody Marriage Bureau, and the Tom O’Thimble Lucky Pixie shop – from a seedy office (two rooms and a toilet) above a strip club in a Victorian building in London’s Soho.
She is aided and abetted by trusty old retainer Ernest (John Cater) and Richard Gander (fast-rising comedy actor Richard O’Sullivan), a failed student many times over who got the job because he answered an advertisement for a man prepared to earn in excess of £4,000 per annum.