My Good Friend

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My Good Friend
Genre Sitcom
Written by Bob Larbey
Directed by Martin Dennis (series 1)
Jeremy Ancock (series 2)
Starring George Cole
Richard Pearson
Minnie Driver (series 1)
Lesley Vickerage (series 2)
Country of origin Great Britain
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 14
Producer(s) Beryl Vertue
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Hartswood Films
Original channel ITV
Original run 4 April 1995 (1995-04-04) – 8 October 1996 (1996-10-08)

My Good Friend was a British television sitcom that ran on ITV between 1995 and 1996. It starred George Cole and Richard Pearson as widowed pensioner Peter Banks (Cole) and retired librarian Harry King (Pearson). The show ran for two series, each of seven episodes.[1]


Peter Banks lives with his daughter Betty and son-in-law Brian but knows that his presence there is uncomfortable for all three. He meets Harry King and Harry's landlady, a single mother called Ellie. Gradually Peter, Harry and Ellie realise that they can fill the gaps in each other's lives and Peter moves into the spare room at Ellie's house.



  1. ^ "My Good Friend". British TV Comedy. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  • Mark Lewisohn, "Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy", BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2003

External links[edit]

My Good Friend at the Internet Movie Database