Oh Happy Band!

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Oh Happy Band!
Oh Happy Band.jpg
Animated titlescreen of Oh Happy Band!
Genre Sitcom
Created by Jeremy Lloyd
David Croft
Written by Jeremy Lloyd
David Croft
Starring Harry Worth
Margaret Clifton
Jonathan Cecil
John Horsley
Billy Burden
Tom Mennard
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Running time 30 minutes
Original network BBC1
Original release 3 September (1980-09-03) – 8 October 1980 (1980-10-08)

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.[1][2] 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.[1]



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."[2]


  1. ^ a b Oh Happy Band! at David Croft.co.uk, URL accessed 7 July 2010
  2. ^ a b Oh Happy Band! at the former BBC Guide to Comedy (archive), URL accessed 7 July 2010

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