The Adventures of Brigadier Wellington-Bull

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The Adventures of Brigadier Wellington-Bull
Genre Sitcom
Starring Alexander Gauge
Valerie Singleton
Donald Hewlett
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 5
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel BBC Television Service
Original run 12 June – 17 July 1959

The Adventures of Brigadier Wellington-Bull was a short-lived black-and-white British sitcom starring Alexander Gauge and Valerie Singleton. Written by Austin Melford, only one series of five 30-minute episodes was produced.

Cast[edit]

Plot[edit]

The Adventures of Brigadier Wellington-Bull followed the adventures of a retired Army Brigadier, Garnet Wellington-Bull, who is trying to come to terms with civilian life. The other characters were his daughter Jane (played by future Blue Peter presenter Valerie Singleton) and Captain Pilkington, a young officer who used to serve under him.

Cancellation[edit]

Alexander Gauge, who played the Brigadier, died from an overdose in September 1960; The Adventures of Brigadier Wellington-Bull was one of his last programmes.

Episodes[edit]

  1. Episode One (12 June 1959)
  2. Episode Two
  3. Episode Three
  4. Episode Four
  5. Episode Five (17 July 1959)

Further reading[edit]

  • Mark Lewisohn, "Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy", BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2003

External links[edit]