1 9 7 2 – 1 9 7 3 (UK)
8 x 30 minute episodes
Popular radio comedian Al Read took a tongue-in-cheek look at the British way of life with witty monologues in this series from ATV.
Among the topics he covered over eight episodes were the British bobby, drinking and pubs, hobbies, holidays (especially trips abroad), football, visiting the doctor, teaching the wife to drive, catching buses, gardening, the way we run our hospitals, marriage, and the permissive society.
A six-piece vocal group called Design (pictured below) – comprising Kathy Manuell (vocals), Gabrielle Field (vocals and tenor recorder), Geoff Ramseyer (vocals and guitar), Barry Alexander (vocals and guitar), Jeff Matthews (vocals and guitar) and John Mulcahy (vocals and drums) – provided a musical break in each show.
Read passed away on 9 September 1987, aged 78.