Dear Mother.... ....Love Albert. Image shows from L to R: Albert Courtnay (Rodney Bewes), Doreen Bissel (Liz Gebhardt). Image credit: Thames Television.

Dear Mother.... ....Love Albert

Albert Courtnay has upped his Northern roots and moved to London. His letters home to his mother embellish his life with more than a hint of fiction

Albert! (Series 4)
1969 - 1972  (ITV)
29 (4 series)
Rodney Bewes, Garfield Morgan, Sheila White, Geraldine Newman, Christine Hargreaves, Michael Sheard, Liz Gebhardt, Amelia Bayntun, Cheryl Hall
Rodney Bewes, Derrick Goodwin
Thames Television
& Yorkshire Television

Albert Courtnay, a well-meaning 24 year old has moved from his Northern home and family to the bright lights of London. He finds his new life slightly bewildering but, when he writes his regular letters to his mother, he embellishes his daily routine and finds it difficult to divorce fact from fiction.

Our Review: "Dear mother, this is what I did in between making The Likely Lads - and it was very popular". Well it was at the beginning, attracting a top ten audience share with a healthy 7 million viewers. Not only did Rodney Bewes star in this comedy, he also co-wrote the scripts, co-produced the show and sang the theme song.

By the end of the third series it needed a facelift so the title was shortened to just Albert!. It was to be the final series as the star would return to his roots and a new series of Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads later the same year.