1 9 8 2 (UK)
6 x 30 minute episodes
Lester Small (Brian Murphy, best known as George from George and Mildred) makes his living as a driving instructor in a small West Country town. Most of his lessons end in minor road accidents.
One of his clients is Mrs Davies (Hilda Braid) – the wife of Lester’s bank manager – and Mr Davies (Richard Vernon) is very fond of his car and does not want his wife to pass her driving test.
And so, with the assistance of his grateful bank manager, Lester has a very flexible bank account – providing Mrs Davies does not pass.
He also has understandings with his local garage and the police, and so manages to keep the Lester Small School of Motoring going against the odds. His secretary, Jenny (Linda Robson) mothers him and mends his many wounds.
At home, Lester has wife Sally (Amanda Barrie) and a pair of baby twins who spend most of their time socialising in the kitchen with Bert (Colin Spaull) the milkman.
Chief Inspector Rodgers