1 9 7 9 – 1 9 8 7 (UK)
65 x 30 minute episodes
This quintessential suburban sitcom set in Purley, Surrey – with Terry Scott and June Whitfield playing the Medford’s, the embodiment of middle-class niceness – debuted on the BBC on 24 October 1979.
Dramatic scenarios included visits from Terry’s boss, looking after a friends dog and Terry’s mistake about his wife’s ‘infidelity’.
Throughout all these innocent misadventures, tubby Terry blustered and English-rose June smiled knowingly.
The show was a kind of sequel to Happy Ever After (1974 – 1978) in which Scott and Whitfield played the Fletchers, trying to get along together after the kids left home.
Archetypal sitcom woman June Whitfield originally came to prominence as Eth, the fiancée of Ron Glum in radio’s Take it from Here.
She first worked with Terry Scott in 1969 in Scott On, and among her other small-screen appearances are Beggar My Neighbour, the nurse in Hancock’s classic The Blood Donor sketch, and more recently Absolutely Fabulous. She died in 2018.