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Sorry I’m a Stranger Here Myself

1 9 8 1 – 1 9 8 2 (UK)
13 x 30 minute episodes

Henry Nunn (Robin Bailey) is a 60-year-old librarian stifled by his marriage to Sybil and his suburban life in Datchet, until – upon inheriting a house from his late Uncle Crispin – he leaves her behind and moves north to his new home in the (fictitious) Midlands town of Stackley – the scene of his formative years.

He finds the house on Duke Street already occupied by a squatter – green-haired punk rocker Alex (Christopher Fulford), and other Stackley locals become a regular part of his daily life, including Mumtaz the shopkeeper (Nadim Sawalha) – casual racism was still rife on the telly in the early 80s – and his amiable, yoghurt obsessed, working-class neighbours, Doreen (Diana Rayworth) and Tom (David Hargreaves), a militant shop steward, nicknamed “Commie Tommy”.

All of them use Henry’s house as something of a stopping off point during their daily life, much to his irritation.

The Thames TV comedy ran for two series in 1981 and 1982.

Henry Nunn
Robin Bailey
Tom Pratt
David Hargreaves
Doreen Pratt
Diana Rayworth
Nadim Sawalha
Christopher Fulford


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