My Old Man (TV series)
|My Old Man|
|Created by||Gerald Frow|
|Written by||Gerald Frow|
|Directed by||Paddy Russell|
|Theme music composer||Chris Sandford|
|Country of origin||England|
|No. of series||2|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Producer(s)||John Duncan (series 1)
Paddy Russell (series 2)
|Camera setup||Charles B. Wilson|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Yorkshire Television|
|Picture format||PAL (576i)|
|First shown in||8 April 1973|
|Original release||3 May 1974– 23 April 1975|
|Preceded by||Seven of One (1973)|
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.
- Clive Dunn as Sam Cobbett
- Priscilla Morgan as Doris
- Edward Hardwicke as Arthur
- Keith Chegwin as Ron
- George Tovey as Willie
- Jon Laurimore as Andrew
- Peter Mayock as Cyril
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||Episodes||Originally aired||DVD release date|
|Series premiere||Series finale||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|1||7||3 May 1974||21 June 1974||N/A||2 August 2010||N/A|
|2||6||19 March 1975||23 April 1975||N/A||23 January 2012||N/A|