The Cuckoo Waltz

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The Cuckoo Waltz
Created by Geoffrey Lancashire
Starring Diane Keen
David Roper
Lewis Collins
No. of series 4
No. of episodes 26
Production
Producer(s) Granada Television
Running time 26 minutes per episode
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
Original airing First run:
27 October 1975 –
14 March 1977
Second run:
3 July – 14 August 1980

The Cuckoo Waltz was a British television sitcom made by Granada Television for the ITV network between 1975 and 1977 and in 1980, written by Geoffrey Lancashire, produced and directed by Bill Gilmour.

The series, which was set in 1970s and early 1980s Manchester, dealt with the comic complications that ensue when impoverished newly-weds Chris and Fliss Hawthorne (David Roper and Diane Keen) take in lodger Gavin Rumsey (Lewis Collins) to ease their financial problems. Collins left after three series and was replaced by Ian Saynor as Adrian Lockett in the fourth series.

The series was re-screened by now defunct Satellite TV channel Granada Plus in the late 1990s and early to mid-2000s.

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Series 1 (1975)[edit]

  • Cuckoo in the Nest (27 October 75)
  • One Week Later (3 November 75)
  • Paying Your Way (10 November 75)
  • The Anniversary (17 November 75)
  • A Day Of (24 November 75)
  • Fleet Street (1 December 75)
  • House for Sale (8 December 75)

Series 2 (1976)[edit]

  • Babysitter (8 July 76)
  • Financial Difficulties (15 July 76)
  • The Armchair (22 July 76)
  • Connie (29 July 76)
  • The Model (5 August 76)
  • The Letter (12 August 76)

Series 3 (1977)[edit]

  • It's All Greek to Me (7 February 77)
  • The Treat (14 February 77)
  • The Air Hostesses (21 February 77)
  • The Policeman (28 February 77)
  • Perspectives (7 March 77)
  • Alterations (14 March 77)

Series 4 (1980)[edit]

  • The New Lodger (3 July 80)
  • The Neighbour (10 July 80)
  • Leather (17 July 80)
  • A Love That Does Not Dim (24 July 80)
  • Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? (31 July 80)
  • The Press Ball (7 August 80)
  • An Ideal Home (14 August 80)

DVD release[edit]

All four series of The Cuckoo Waltz have been released on DVD in 2009 and 2011, and a box set with the complete series to follow.

DVD Release date
The Complete Series 1 4 May 2009
The Complete Series 2 10 August 2009
The Complete Series 3 21 March 2011
The Complete Series 4 22 August 2011
The Complete Series 1 to 4 Box Set 3 December 2012

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