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Nobody Is Norman Wisdom

1 9 7 3 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes

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.

Norman Wisdom
Priscilla Morgan
Natalie Kent