Andy Capp (TV series)

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Andy Capp
Genre Sitcom
Created by Reg Smythe
Starring James Bolam
Paula Tilbrook
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Running time 30 minutes
(including adverts)
Production company(s) Thames Television
Distributor Fremantle Media
Original network ITV
Picture format 4:3
Original release 22 February (1988-02-22) – 28 March 1988 (1988-03-28)

Andy Capp is a British sitcom based on the cartoon Andy Capp. It starred James Bolam and ran for one series in 1988. It was written by Keith Waterhouse. Unusually, for a sitcom, there was no studio audience during the filming of Andy Capp. It was made for the ITV network by Thames Television.



The sitcom Andy Capp was based on the cartoon strip of the same name that had run since 1957 in The Daily Mirror. Andy Capp is a slothful man from the north of England, whose life consists of drinking, sleeping, watching TV, betting, going to the pub and occasionally playing football. His wife, Flo, is constantly annoyed by her lazy husband and frequently uses a rolling pin as a weapon.


  1. "New Leaf" (22 February 1988)
  2. "The Sporting Life" (29 February 1988)
  3. "Flo's New Frock!" (7 March 1988)
  4. "Love me or leave me?" (14 March 1988)
  5. "Economy Drive" (21 March 1988)
  6. "The Anniversary Waltz" (28 March 1988)

DVD release[edit]

The Complete Series of Andy Capp was released by Network DVD in the UK (Region 2) on 11 June 2012.


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