Charles Endell Esquire

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Charles Endell Esquire
Charles Endell Esquire title.JPG
Created by Robert Banks Stewart
Starring Iain Cuthbertson
Tony Osoba
Rikki Fulton
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Executive producer(s) Rex Firkin
Running time 50 mins.
Production company(s) STV Productions
(Scottish Television)
Original channel ITV
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Charles Endell Esquire is a British comedy-drama series that is a spin-off of the series Budgie, with the role of Endell continuing to be played by Iain Cuthbertson. Due to an ITV technicians' strike which took the network completely off the air for three months, the first two episodes were broadcast in 1979 and the remaining episodes were not aired until May 1980. Only six episodes were made.


Charles Endell was sent to prison for ten years after the last episode of Budgie (TV series). The show starts with Charlie Endell returning to his native Glasgow after serving seven years (with three off for good behaviour). He plans to re-establish himself in Glasgow after his former business empire in London was broken up by the vice squad.

Back in Glasgow, he visits his solicitor, Archibald Telfer, to acquire his "rainy day" cash. Archibald Telfer apparently dies and the money disappears, but Charlie is convinced that the death has been faked.

Episode list[edit]

  • 1: Glasgow Belongs To Me
  • 2: As One Door Closes Another Slams in Your Face
  • 3: Slaughter on Piano Street
  • 4: The Moon Shines Bright on Charlie Endell.
  • 5: Stuff Me a Flamingo
  • 6: If You Can't Join 'Em, Beat 'Em


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