1 9 8 4 – 1 9 8 5 (UK)
13 x 30 minute episodes
This LWT sitcom followed life on the Dawson Dairy milk round.
The team included a drunken Scot (Phil McCall), a randy West Indian (Oscar James), an ageing Teddy Boy (David Auker), and an assortment of cavemen Cockneys led by Dave Deacon (Robin Askwith from the saucy Confessions movies of the 70s).
Dave thwarts suicide attempts, fights to save the ailing dairy, objects to the introduction of female ‘milkpersons’, helps sell tickets to a charity concert, spends the night in the dairy to guard the depot safe, helps a woman from the Egg Marketing Board at a cookery demonstration, tries to gain promotion by winning a chicken-selling drive, fights a rival firm of milkmen, and tries desperately to get tickets for the Milk Cup final. AND delivers milk . . .
The boys’ duty manager was the bespectacled fusspot Welshman Stan Evans (Richard Davies) and, completing the Dawson’s team was Sharon (Eve Ferret), a secretary with very few secretarial skills.
The jaunty theme tune contained such leering lyrics as, “Anyfink you’re short of darling, leave us a note”.
Pam St Celement
Fools Rush In | God Save Our Dairy | Danger Woman At Work | All In A Day’s Work | One Good Turn | Here Comes The Groom Things That Go Bump In The Night | I Gotta Horse | Out Of The Frying Pan | If The Cap Fits | High Noon | I Love Paris | The Milk Cup Runneth Over