1 9 7 0 (UK)
6 x 25 minute episodes
This Yorkshire Television comedy was set in the Emmott Robinson Ward of the Victoria Memorial Hospital and stories revolved around the “inmates”, Mr Hebden (Reginald Marsh), Mr Oliphant (Patrick Newell), Mr Finucane (Noel Purcell), Mr Bridge (Larry Noble), Corker (Teddy Green) and Albert (Wilfrid Brambell).
The staff included plump, balding Sister Ringstead (Ken Parry), Nurse Whitethroat (Mary Healey) and Poniatowski (Hugh Walters).
Never Say Die debuted on Tuesday 4 August 1970 – with an episode featuring battering to bits of a patient encased in plaster (who turned out to be a cake!) – and ran for six weeks, with the final episode broadcast on 8 September.
Peter Tinniswood wrote all six episodes.
Please, Please, Don’t Eat the Patient | Goodbye Mr Bridge | The Party | The Criminal | The New Sister | The Gamblers