1 9 7 7 (UK)
13 x 30 minute episodes
Starting off as a 1974 Comedy Playhouse episode called ‘The Big Job’, Mr Big went on to two series of its own on BBC1 in 1977.
The series centred around the illicit activities of Eddie (Peter Jones – who also co-wrote the series) who saw himself as something of a criminal mastermind. Unfortunately, he had no crew of seasoned criminals to help put his nefarious crimes into action.
Instead, he had to muddle through with his immediate family: Dolly (Prunella Scales), Ginger (Ian Lavender) and Norma (the gorgeous Carol Hawkins), who were squatting in a deserted mansion.
The Bank Job | Three Nights at the Palace | Going Straight | The Hit Man | The Gravy Train | The Ashes | The Prune Case | Burgle My Neighbour | The Sheiks | The Great Betting Shop Swindle | Easy Money | The Squatters | Vote for Rocksburgh