Tripper's Day

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Tripper's Day
Written by Brian Cooke
Starring Leonard Rossiter
Andrew Paul
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 6
Producer(s) Thames Television
Running time 30 minutes
Original network ITV
Original release 24 September – 29 October 1984
Followed by Slinger's Day (1986–1987)
Related shows Check It Out!
Full Frys

Tripper's Day is a British television sitcom produced by Thames Television for ITV. The plot involved Leonard Rossiter as Norman Tripper, a northern manager assigned to a London supermarket with a problematic staff. The programme is largely remembered for the negative critical reviews it received, and mainly for the fact that it was Rossiter's final television work, the actor dying between the broadcast of the second and third episodes.

The series was brought back two years later with Bruce Forsyth in the lead role, under the new title Slinger's Day. In Canada and United States the series had a remake under the title Check it Out! (1985–1988), whilst in Sweden, comical duo Stefan & Krister starred in Full Frys, a TV series largely based on Tripper's Day and Check it Out!.

Episode list[edit]

# Title Director Writer Original air date
1 "Special Offers" Anthony Parker Brian Cooke 24 September 1984 (1984-09-24)
2 "Foreign Parts" Michael Mills Brian Cooke 1 October 1984 (1984-10-01)
3 "Games People Play" Michael Mills Brian Cooke 8 October 1984 (1984-10-08)
4 "Token of Esteem" Michael Mills Brian Cooke 15 October 1984 (1984-10-15)
5 "Alarms and Diversions" Michael Mills Brian Cooke 22 October 1984 (1984-10-22)
6 "Vatman and Robbin" Michael Mills Brian Cooke 29 October 1984 (1984-10-29)

DVD release[edit]

The complete series of Tripper's Day was released on 20 September 2010.

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