1 9 7 6 – 1 9 7 8 (UK)
23 x 30 minute episodes
This comedy series was produced by Thames Television and written by Dave Freeman, Barry Cryer, Neil Shand, Bernie Sharp and John Junkin.
Anchorman William Franklyn tried in vain to control his team of funsters, including regulars Bob Todd, Barry Cryer, Jim Davidson and newcomer ventriloquist Keith Harris.
New Faces winner Jim Davidson proved popular with viewers and was rewarded with his own sketch and stand-up vehicle, The Jim Davidson Show.
His routines, particularly his black ‘friend’ Chalky White, were considered offensive by many, but the criticism went largely unnoticed by his audiences.
Guests included female impersonators Hinge and Bracket (George Logan and Patrick Fyffe).