Oh Happy Band!
|Oh Happy Band!|
Animated titlescreen of Oh Happy Band!
|Created by||Jeremy Lloyd
|Written by||Jeremy Lloyd
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of series||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||3 September– 8 October 1980|
Oh Happy Band! is a BBC television sitcom written by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd. The series ran for six episodes in 1980 on BBC 1, and featured the last screen appearance of comedian Harry Worth. For musical sequences, the series featured the Aldershot Brass Ensemble. Since broadcast, the series has not been repeated or released on any home consumer media.
Harry (Harry Worth) is the conductor of a brass band in the small (fictional) northern town of Nettlebridge. During the course of the series, he and his fellow band members become involved in a campaign to prevent the building of a new airport over their town.
- Harry Worth - Harry
- Margaret Clifton - Miss Mayhew
- Jonathan Cecil - Mr. Herbert
- John Horsley - Mr. Braithwaite
- Billy Burden - Mr. Sowerby
- Tom Mennard - Mr. Pilgrim
- Tony Sympson - Mr. Giles
- Jan Holden - Mrs. Draper
- Moira Foot - Glenda
- Peggy Ann Clifford - Mrs. Tickford
- Harold Bennett - Vicar
Mark Lewisohn, writing in the BBC Guide to Comedy writes: "An odd amalgam of ideas from established sitcom creators Lloyd and Croft...Considering the usual dependability of the major protagonists here, it is fair to say that Oh Happy Band! was flat rather than sharp."