Yus, My Dear

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For the unrelated American sitcom, see Yes, Dear.
Yus, My Dear
Format Sitcom
Starring Arthur Mullard
Queenie Watts
Mike Reid
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 19
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel London Weekend Television
Original run 9 January – 28 November 1976

Yus, My Dear is a British situation comedy that ran for nineteen episodes over two series in 1976 featuring Arthur Mullard and Queenie Watts in the lead roles, it was written by Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe. Produced and directed by Stuart Allen for London Weekend Television, it was screened by the ITV network during 1976, and marked an early regular TV appearance of the comedian Mike Reid.

A sequel to Chesney and Wolfe's earlier series Romany Jones (1972–75), the characters Wally and Lily Briggs (Mullard and Watts) have left their caravan for a new life in a council house. The new series introduced Wally's brother Benny, the first acting role for the EastEnders and Snatch star Mike Reid of The Comedians fame.

The series, which gained modest ratings,[1] has the reputation of being one of the worst ever sitcoms.[2]

DVD release[edit]

The two series of six and thirteen episodes were released on Region 2 DVD by Network.

DVD Release date
The Complete Series 1 25 May 2009
The Complete Series 2 5 April 2010

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary: Mike Reid, The Times, 31 July 2007
  2. ^ Martin Wainwright "Bilko named best ever comedy", The Guardian, 30 September 2003

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