The Adventures of Brigadier Wellington-Bull
|The Adventures of Brigadier Wellington-Bull|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||5|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||BBC Television Service|
|Original release||12 June – 17 July 1959|
The Adventures of Brigadier Wellington-Bull was a short-lived black-and-white British sitcom starring Alexander Gauge and Valerie Singleton. Written by Austin Melford, only one series of five 30-minute episodes was produced.
- Alexander Gauge – Brigadier Garnet Wellington-Bull
- Valerie Singleton – Jane Wellington-Bull
- Donald Hewlett – Captain "Sooty" Pilkington
The Adventures of Brigadier Wellington-Bull followed the adventures of a retired Army Brigadier, Garnet Wellington-Bull, who is trying to come to terms with civilian life. The other characters were his daughter Jane (played by future Blue Peter presenter Valerie Singleton) and Captain Pilkington, a young officer who used to serve under him.
Alexander Gauge, who played the Brigadier, died from an overdose in September 1960; The Adventures of Brigadier Wellington-Bull was one of his last programmes.
- Episode One (12 June 1959)
- Episode Two
- Episode Three
- Episode Four
- Episode Five (17 July 1959)
- Mark Lewisohn, "Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy", BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2003