Happy Ever After (UK TV series)

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Happy Ever After
Genre Sitcom
Starring Terry Scott
June Whitfield
Beryl Cooke
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 5
No. of episodes 41
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Release
Original network BBC1
Original release 7 May 1974 (1974-05-07) – 25 April 1979 (1979-04-25)

Happy Ever After is a British sitcom starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield. It aired from 7 May 1974 to 25 April 1979.

The series was co-written by scriptwriters John T. Chapman, Eric Merriman, Christopher Bond, John Kane and Jon Watkins.

After Happy Ever After ended, Scott and Whitfield later starred in Terry and June from October 1979 to August 1987, a sitcom that was similar to Happy Ever After, (minus Aunt Lucy), with Terry and June's surname changed from "Fletcher" to "Medford", and the characters shifted to Purley.

Cast[edit]

  • Terry Scott - Terry Fletcher
  • June Whitfield - June Fletcher
  • Beryl Cooke - Aunt Lucy
  • Lena Clemo - Susan Fletcher (pilot)
  • Pippa Page - Susan Fletcher (from series 1)
  • Caroline Whitaker - Debbie Fletcher

Plot[edit]

Terry and June Fletcher are a middle-aged, middle-class couple who find themselves alone when their grown-up children, daughters Susan and Debbie, leave home. However, they are not alone for long as Aunt Lucy comes to live with them, along with her talking mynah bird.

Terry frequently hits upon an idea, which due to his foolhardy and obsessive manner he then continues with whatever the consequences, while June remains patient and tolerant.

Episodes[edit]

Pilot (1974)[edit]

Series One (1974)[edit]

  1. The Hotel (17 July 74)
  2. Terry's Church Sermon (31 July 74)
  3. Amateur Dramatics (7 August 74)
  4. The French Businessman (14 August 74)
  5. Keep Fit (21 August 74)

Series Two (1976)[edit]

  1. A Country Cottage (8 January 76)
  2. Old Folks' Party (15 January 76)
  3. Lucy's Premium Bond (22 January 76)
  4. Telemania (29 January 76)
  5. Terry in Court (5 February 76)
  6. The Flower Show (12 February 76)
  7. June's Day in Bed (19 February 76)
  8. Frank's Return (26 February 76)
  9. Filming the Fletchers (4 March 76)
  10. Terry the Author (11 March 76)

Series Three (1976)[edit]

  1. Foster Fletchers (9 September 76)
  2. Restoration Piece (16 September 76)
  3. It's All In The Title (23 September 76)
  4. Mistaken Identikit (30 September 76)
  5. Rally Ho (7 October 76)
  6. Separation Of Convenience (14 October 76)
  7. The Protest (21 October 76)
  8. Foreign Exchange (28 October 76)
  9. Tea For Two (4 November 76)

Christmas Special (1976)[edit]

  • Christmas (23 December 76)

Series Four (1977)[edit]

  1. Hello Sailor (8 September 77)
  2. Talk of the Devil (15 September 77)
  3. You've Got to Have Art (22 September 77)
  4. A Proper Charlie (29 September 77)
  5. He Who Excavates Is Last (6 October 77)
  6. Never Boring (13 October 77)
  7. Never Put It In Writing (20 October 77)

Christmas Special (1977)[edit]

  • June's Parents (23 December 77)

Series Five (1978)[edit]

  1. Watch Your Weight (5 September 78)
  2. The Music Went Around & Around (12 September 78)
  3. Rogue Male (19 September 78)
  4. The King & June (26 September 78)
  5. A Woman Called Ironside (3 October 78)
  6. The More We Are Together (10 October 78)

Special (1979)[edit]

  • The Go Between (25 April 79)

Home media[edit]

All five series, pilot and specials of the sitcom were released onto DVD on 26 September 2016.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy Ever After- Complete [DVD]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 

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