- Bob Monkhouse, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton, Eric Barker, Richard Wattis, Ronnie Stevens, Reginald Beckwith, Graham Stark and others
- Hazel Adair and Hugh Woodhouse
- C.M. Pennington-Richards
- Bertram Ostrer
Colonel J. J. Proudfoot, the Managing Director of Proudfoot Industries, is bursting with fury when his latest product, a toothpaste called Dreem, fails to attract the attention of the public. Everyone in the organisation comes in for a taste of J. J.'s tongue and the brunt of his temper is vented on his Advertising Manager, Mr. Duff.
To save his skin, Duff suggests that the firm should engage a dentist to endorse the toothpaste. A tricky ask, as any dentist endorsing a commercial product in such a scheme would be liable to be struck off the Register. But J. J. thinks that Duff's idea is a good one and he knows just the man who will help him - his cousin, the Dean of King Alfred's Dental College.
Identifying his two worst ever students for the job - the newly (but only just) qualified David Cookson and Brian Dexter - the Dean is quick to despatch them to the Dreem factory before they can be let loose on an unprepared general public; and, perhaps all too true to form, the pair quickly sign up to the £1,500-per annum salary - not realising quite what their job entails!
Soon realising that they are to be marketing stooges rather than in-house dental workers for the factory's staff, Cookson and Dexter seem to be stuck; and with one of Proudfoot's executives, Macreedy, having taken a particular dislike to them, it's an increasingly uncomfortable situation.
Fortunately, there is one friendly face: beautiful blonde Jill, who was to be the star of the company's new advertising campaign, who has also fallen foul of Macreedy's duplicitous nature. And luckily, whilst he may be a haphazard dentist, Dexter has proved to be a pharmacological whizz - a workable plan to save their skins could yet be in the offing.
- UK certificate
- 88 minutes
- Release date
- Sunday 2nd July 1961
- Production company
- Also known as
- Get On With It (US title)
- Black and white
- Laugh track
- Last repeat
- Monday 1st July 2019 at 6:00am on TPTV