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Nobody Is Norman Wisdom

1 9 7 3 (UK)
6 x 30 minute epsiodes

Norman Wisdom played ‘Nobody’, a loser with no personality of his own. But when he put on a hat, he adopted the characteristics of its owner. The show was basically a live-action Mr Benn without the fancy dress shop.

Nobody lived with his domineering old trout of a mother (Natalie Kent) who didn’t like his girlfriend, Grace (Priscilla Morgan).

Each week, Nobody found himself in a different situation, playing a variation on his character. One episode had him as a character called Joe Nobody doing a brilliant impersonation of Peter Falk’s Columbo, but another had him roughed up by gangsters.

This ATV production was very short-lived. Wisdom later expressed regret that he had made the series without a studio audience, which he blamed for the lack of atmosphere and energy.

Guest stars included Windsor Davies, Henry McGee, Annette Andre and Valerie Leon.

Nobody
Norman Wisdom
Grace
Priscilla Morgan
Mother
Natalie Kent