Bowler (TV series)

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Bowler
Genre Crime Comedy
Situation Comedy
Created by John Esmonde &
Bob Larbey
Written by John Esmonde &
Bob Larbey
Directed by Mike Mansfield
Starring George Baker
Fred Beauman
Renny Lister
Original language(s) British
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 13
Production
Producer(s) Philip Casson
Derrick Goodwin
Broadcast
Original channel LWT
ITV
Original run 29 July – 21 October 1973
Chronology
Preceded by The Fenn Street Gang

Bowler was a short-lived British Sitcom which originally aired on ITV in a single series of 13 episodes between 29 July and 21 October 1973. A situation-comedy, it was a spin-off from The Fenn Street Gang featuring George Baker as East End criminal Stanley Bowler.

Released from prison after serving a prison sentence, Stanley Bowler sets about trying to 'better' himself. The basic premise of the series revolves around Bowler's attempts to develop (and to project to others) a more cultured personality, as he tries (but fails) to understand the fine arts, and to move into higher social circles.

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