The Magnificent Evans
|The Magnificent Evans|
Series title card
|Created by||Ronnie Barker|
|Written by||Roy Clarke|
|Country of origin||United Kingdom|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||30 minutes per episode|
|Original release||6 September – 11 October 1984|
Ronnie Barker played Welsh photographer Plantagenet Evans, a tactless but likeable bully with an intolerance towards fools and an overdeveloped sense of his own abilities. Sharon Morgan played Evans's long-time fiancée Rachel, who also doubled as his assistant and had a full-time job steering his lusting eyes away from other women and back to his job.
The series was filmed on location at the old Gwalia bakery on Irfon Terrace in Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys.
It was written by Roy Clarke, who also wrote Open All Hours for Barker, plus successful sitcoms Last of the Summer Wine and Keeping Up Appearances. However, only one series was made and neither Evans nor the premise had the chance to develop any further. The series is now available on Region One DVD and on Region Two DVD as part of The Ultimate Ronnie Barker DVD Collection.
- The Magnificent Evans at BBC Programmes
- The Magnificent Evans at BBC Online Guide to Comedy
- The Magnificent Evans at the Internet Movie Database
- The Magnificent Evans at British Comedy Guide
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