1 9 7 1 – 1 9 7 2 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
Well known as stand-up comics and variety artists, here Mike and Bernie Winters turned their hand to a sitcom for Thames Television as a pair of starving, unsuccessful and out of work music hall comedians.
The short series was written by comedy veterans Vince Powell and Harry Driver and aired on Tuesday evenings in December 1971 and January 1972.
The series was not successful and contributed in part to the brothers parting as a comedy team and Bernie Winters eventually striking out on his own for Bernie in 1978.
Bernie Winters died on 4 May 1991, aged 60. He survived a massive stomach cancer operation in December 1990 and played in a six-week run of a pantomime at Christmas, but had a relapse in March.
Mike Winters died of pancreatic cancer on 24 August 2013. He was 86.
Bettine Le Beau
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