1 9 8 0 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
This short-lived comedy series from Thames Television presented the younger Steptoe, Harry H Corbett (in his final series), as Grundy – a puritanical newsagent who despised the ‘permissive society’ and attacked it at every opportunity.
Having successfully divorced his wife for adultery (she ran off with a bookmaker) Grundy becomes unlikely friends with the attractive and earthy Beryl Loomis (Lynda Baron of Open All Hours) – who also happens to be the deserted wife of the very bookmaker Mrs Grundy had run off with.
Beryl begins pursuing Grundy, hounding him wherever he goes.
Meanwhile, Beryl’s son Murray (David Janson from Get Some In!) lusts after Grundy’s pretty daughter, Sharon (Julie Dawn Cole).
Harry H. Corbett
Julie Dawn Cole
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