1 9 7 8 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
Leonard Rossiter played seedy wrestling manager Sydney Foskett who suddenly needs to find a new fighter to promote when “The Butcher” (Paul Luty) seriously injures himself when practising how to lose an upcoming bout.
Then he discovers slow-witted Nigel (Alfred Molina) – alias “The Pitiful Orlando” – who is the perfect loser, and Foskett realises he’s on to a winner.
Joe Gladwin played trainer Dennis Breene.
The ATV series was created by Alan Coren, the editor of Punch.
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