Home Television Comedy Devenish


1 9 7 7 – 1 9 7 8 (UK)
14 x 30 minute episodes

In the business jungle, Arthur Prufrock Devenish was a tiger . . . with rubber teeth.

Dinsdale Landen played Devenish, an incompetent executive at Universal Pastimes Ltd (a games company) in this sitcom from Granada, created and written by Anthony Couch.

Devenish was the chief games deviser with an overinflated sense of self-importance which irritated his colleagues including Biddlecombe of Personnel (Frank Crompton); House Manager George Craddock (Michael Robbins); Company Secretary Neville Liversedge (Geoffrey Bayldon); and UPL’s dynamic managing director, Hugh Fitzjoy (Terence Alexander).


Arthur Prufrock Devenish
Dinsdale Landen
Angela Nuttall
Veronica Roberts
Audrey Pilbeam
Doran Godwin
Neville Liversedge
Geoffrey Bayldon
George Craddock
Michael Robbins
Hugh Fitzjoy
Terence Alexander
Rog Box
John Kane
Admiral Sir Percival Wallow
Geoffrey Chater
Bela Korngold
Steve Plytas
Wilf Braithwaite
Richard Kane
Harold Biddlecombe
Frank Crompton
Prudence Devenish
Polly Adams