1 9 7 9 – 1 9 8 7 (UK)
65 x 30 minute episodes
Suburban marital sitcom set in Purley, Surrey, with Terry Scott and June Whitfield playing the Medford’s. The series was a synonym for comfortable middle-class niceness.
Dramas 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 (played to overgrown-schoolboy perfection by Scott) 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.
June Whitfield, archetypal sitcom woman, 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.