Alexander the Greatest

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Alexander the Greatest
Genre Sitcom
Created by Bernard Kops
Starring Gary Warren
Sydney Tafler
Libby Morris
Stella Moray
Adrienne Posta
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 13
Producer(s) Associated Television
Running time 30 minutes
Original network ITV
Original release 15 July 1971 – 31 May 1972

Alexander the Greatest was a British sitcom that aired on ITV from 1971 to 1972. Starring Gary Warren, it was written by Bernard Kops and made for the ITV network by ATV.



Alexander Green is a 16-year-old boy, who lives in Golders Green in London and who wants to leave his middle-class Jewish home. He is based on the writer's fourteen-year-old son Adam. Alexander's parents, Joe and Fay Green, try to understand him and he has a sister Renata.


Series One (1971)[edit]

  1. "A Week to Live" (15 July 1971)
  2. "The Third World Starts Tonight" (22 July 1971)
  3. "The All Night Party" (29 July 1971)
  4. "The Match" (5 August 1971)
  5. "The Disengagement of Murray and Renata" (12 August 1971)
  6. "Happy Anniversary" (19 August 1971)

Series Two (1972)[edit]

  1. "Charity Ends at Home" (1 March 1972)
  2. "The New Policy" (22 March 1972)
  3. "Israel Needs You" (29 March 1972)
  4. "Kicking the Filthy Habit" (5 April 1972)
  5. "The 21 Year Itch" (3 May 1972)
  6. "Sam Leaves Home" (10 May 1972)
  7. "Renata's Secret Affair" (31 May 1972)

Archival existence[edit]

Copies of all 13 episodes still exist, but (as of September 2013), 11 of these are in monochrome only as the original colour tapes where wiped in the mid 70's by ATV. The only 2 episodes left in color are numbers 1 and 3 from the first series.


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