My Good Friend

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My Good Friend
Written byBob Larbey
Directed byMartin Dennis (series 1)
Jeremy Ancock (series 2)
StarringGeorge Cole
Richard Pearson
Minnie Driver (series 1)
Lesley Vickerage (series 2)
Country of originGreat Britain
Original language(s)English
No. of series2
No. of episodes14
Producer(s)Beryl Vertue
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Hartswood Films
Anglia Television
DistributorITV Studios
Original networkITV
Original release4 April 1995 (1995-04-04) –
8 October 1996 (1996-10-08)

My Good Friend was a British television sitcom produced by Hartswood Films in association with Anglia Television for ITV, and it ran for two years between 4 April 1995 and 8 October 1996. It starred George Cole and Richard Pearson as widowed pensioner Peter Banks (Cole) and retired librarian Harry King (Pearson). The show ran for two series, each of seven episodes.[1]


Peter Banks lives with his daughter Betty and son-in-law Brian but knows that his presence there is uncomfortable for all three. He meets Harry King and Harry's landlady, a single mother called Ellie. Gradually Peter, Harry and Ellie realise that they can fill the gaps in each other's lives and Peter moves into the spare room at Ellie's house.



  1. ^ "My Good Friend". British TV Comedy. Retrieved 1 July 2012.
  • Mark Lewisohn, "Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy", BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2003

External links[edit]

My Good Friend on IMDb