Not Now Darling. Image shows from L to R: Gilbert Bodley (Leslie Phillips), Arnold Crouch (Ray Cooney), Sue Lawson (Barbara Windsor). Copyright: Not Now Films Limited.

Not Now Darling

1973 British comedy film set in a shop. Stars Leslie Phillips, Julie Ege, Bill Fraser, Moira Lister, Derren Nesbitt and others.


The film is based on Ray Cooney and John Chapman's stage comedy of the same name.

Co-directed by Cooney and David Croft, the film's setting is confined almost exclusively to the four walls of an upmarket West End shop - and was filmed at roughly the same time as the pilot episode for a television sitcom with a remarkably similar set, of which Croft was also producer and director: Are You Being Served?.