My Old Man (TV series)

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My Old Man
My Old Man (sitcom).jpg
Genre Sitcom
Created by Gerald Frow
Written by Gerald Frow
Directed by Paddy Russell
Theme music composer Chris Sandford
Country of origin England
Original language(s) English
No. of series 2
No. of episodes 13
Producer(s) John Duncan (series 1)
Paddy Russell (series 2)
Editor(s) Tudor Lloyd
Camera setup Charles B. Wilson
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Yorkshire Television
Distributor Network Distributing
Original network ITV
Picture format PAL (576i)
Audio format Monaural
First shown in 8 April 1973 (1973-04-08)
Original release 3 May 1974 (1974-05-03) – 23 April 1975 (1975-04-23)
Preceded by Seven of One (1973)

My Old Man is a popular but short-lived English sitcom starring Clive Dunn as retired and embittered engine driver Sam Cobbett.[1] ITV broadcast 13 episodes in two series during 1974 and 1975.

Set in London, Sam Cobbett is the last tenant to leave an old house on a council-condemned road. He goes to live with his daughter, her posh husband (Arthur), and their young teenage son (Ron), in a flat nearby.


Production history[edit]

The pilot was one of a series of seven one-offs in a BBC Two comedy anthology series called Seven of One (1973). The pilot starred Ronnie Barker with Graham Armitage and Ann Beach, and was produced by Sydney Lotterby and Harold Snoad.

When the BBC failed to develop Gerald Frow's script into a series, Yorkshire Television stepped in, took over and cast Clive Dunn in the lead part, whilst Ronnie Barker focused on his successful roles in Porridge and Open All Hours.

The location of the main series remained unchanged from the pilot.

Series overview[edit]

Series Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Series premiere Series finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 7 3 May 1974 (1974-05-03) 21 June 1974 (1974-06-21) N/A 2 August 2010 (2010-08-02) N/A
2 6 19 March 1975 (1975-03-19) 23 April 1975 (1975-04-23) N/A 23 January 2012 (2012-01-23) N/A


  1. ^ Eye on TV: The First 21 Years of Independent Television. London: Independent Television Publications. 1976. p. 200. ISBN 978-0-900727-61-0. OCLC 4035324. 

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