1 9 7 2 (UK)
7 x 30 minute episodes
A change of channels for the crusty old peer Lord Rustless, who had earlier been seen in two series’ of Hark At Barker on ITV. The remainder of the cast, and the setting of Chrome Hall, also made the switch.
In this series Chrome Hall had been opened as a hotel – “Ideal for honeymoons. Children half price. Excellent menus. Dogs a speciality” – but various obstacles had to be overcome to make it a success.
The ITV episodes had seen Barker cast in a bewildering number of additional roles. Here he was just plain Rustless.
He did write the seven episodes, though, hiding behind the pseudonym Jonathan Cobbald.