1 9 7 4 – 1 9 7 6 (UK)
20 x 30 minute episodes
Norman Wisdom starred (again) as the little man who could never get things right.
This time he was causing havoc in a city hospital, helping out a needy friend, and Bible-thumping on behalf of a charlatan Vicar.
One episode provoked complaints when a depressed Norman tried to commit suicide by walking blindfolded across a busy street.
Unsurprisingly, there was plenty of slapstick in the series, making this a popular programme with children. Guest stars included Frank Williams, Sam Kydd, wrestler Jackie Pallo and Dudley Sutton.
By the 1976 series, Norman was a clerk in a builder’s office, where he encountered mix-ups with Linda the boss’s daughter, various items of construction machinery, double-glazing and his flatmate, Alec.
The shows were written mainly by Lew Schwarz and Dick Sharples, with occasional contributions from John Kane and Jon Watkins.
The Magic Monkey of Kubla Khan | Public Enemy | A Little Bit Of Respect | I Gotta Hearse | Who Was That Lady? | And I Mean That Most Sincerely | The Angels Want Me For A Sunbeam | Episode 8 | Episode 9 | Episode 10 | Episode 11 | Episode 12 | Episode 13 | The Ladder | A Present For Linda | Double Trouble | To Catch A Thief | The Party’s Over | Firebug | Otherwise Engaged
NB: The second series’ episodes were not named.