1 9 9 1 (UK)
14 x 30 minute episodes
This sequel to The Squirrels (1974) followed the office politics in an accounts department of a large company in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
Ralph West (Peter Davison) and his colleagues – the handsome, skirt-chasing work-shy Harvey (Peter Blake) and a day-dreaming innocent lad called Osborne (Tyler Butterworth) – were caught up in the dangerous arena of office hierarchy, battling it out for a promotion and wary always of a stab in the back.
They were ruled over by paranoid office boss JJ Morley (Charles Kay) who threatened, bullied, and connived.
Ralph – a well-scrubbed, pink-cheeked well-meaning, public-school-educated accident-prone failure-cum-idiot (but soft-centred and likeable with it) had been 15-years with the company.
His loving and competent wife was the always-dependable Paula Wilcox. Cindy Day costarred as Norma, the bimbo-shaped blonde secretary.
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