1 9 7 6 (Australia)
4 x 60 minute episodes
Frankie Howerd, master of the lecherous leer and raised eyebrow, took a sojourn down-under for Up The Convicts, a short series of four one-hour specials for the Australian Seven Network.
Set in 1820’s Sydney, Howerd played Jeremiah Shirk, a convict who worked as a servant for Sir Montague and Lady Fitzgibbon (Wallas Eaton and Carol Raye).
The usual double-entendres were generously sprinkled throughout the series, as were lusty and buxom wenches including appearances from Kate Fitzpatrick, Anne Lambert, Jacki Weaver and Abigail.
Sir Montague Fitzgibbon
Quinney the Garbo