1 9 9 5 – 1 9 9 6 (UK)
12 x 25 minute episodes
Porkpie (so named because of his hat) had been a regular character on the Channel 4 comedy series Desmond’s. When that show folded in 1994, Ram John Holder’s pensioner-cum-lollipop man character was spun-off into his own series.
Veteran loafer Porkpie is living in a flat in Peckham when he wins £10 million on the lottery. Soon he has an amiable driver called Benji (Derek Griffiths) and a sharp-tongued maid called Leone (Llewella Gideon) and is fending off ladies of a certain age who are determined to get their hooks into his millions.
Geff Francis and Mathilda Thorpe reprised their roles from Desmond’s as Porkpie’s nephew, Michael, and his wife Mandy.
Augustus Neapolitan Cleveland Grant (‘Porkpie’)
Ram John Holder
Count Prince Miller