Ronald Chesney
Ronald Chesney

Ronald Chesney

  • British
  • Writer and musician
Ronald Chesney. Copyright: Plus One Productions

Ronald Chesney was a prolific British comedy writer who, alongside Ronald Wolfe, created a number of hit sitcoms. The Rag Trade, Meet The Wife, On The Buses and Romany Jones were amongst the shows he scripted.

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Year Production Role
2021 On The Buses At The Movies Self (Archive Material)
1988 'Allo 'Allo! - Series 5
  1. E25 - Down The Drain
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1981 Take A Letter Mr. Jones...
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  1. E1 - The Interview....
  2. E2 - The Protector....
  3. E3 - The Holiday....
  4. E4 - The Japanese Contract....
  5. E5 - The Trade Fair....
  6. E6 - Business Before Pleasure....
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1980 Watch This Space.
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  1. E1 - Crackly Delight
  2. E2 - Mistress Perfume
  3. E3 - Cleo's Milk
  4. E4 - Skwirt
  5. E5 - Fast-Feed
  6. E6 - Superbed
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1978 The Rag Trade - Series 5
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  1. E1 - The Annual Ball
  2. E2 - The Leather Line
  3. E3 - Stress
  4. E4 - A Bad Patch
  5. E5 - Come Back Paddy
  6. E6 - Self Defence
  7. E7 - Fenner's Folly
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1977 The Rag Trade - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Stay In Strike
  2. E2 - The Sample
  3. E3 - Fixing The Rate
  4. E4 - The Lunch Problem
  5. E5 - The Export Order
  6. E6 - The Italian Line
  7. E7 - Olive's Baby
  8. E8 - The Wedding Dress
  9. E9 - The Sideline
  10. E10 - The Guvnor's Wife
  11. E11 - The New Girl
  12. E12 - The Bet
  13. E13 - The Accident
  14. E14 - The New Brother
  15. Special - Christmas Rush
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1977 The Boys And Mrs B Writer
1976 Yus, My Dear - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Gambling Fever
  2. E2 - The Kid
  3. E3 - The Homework
  4. E4 - Change Partners
  5. E5 - Blackjack
  6. E6 - The New Bed
  7. E7 - The Handyman
  8. E8 - Woman Trouble
  9. E9 - The Job
  10. E10 - The Bargain
  11. E11 - The Policy
  12. E12 - The Repair
  13. E13 - The Holiday
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1976 Yus, My Dear - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Brother Benny
  2. E2 - Three's Company
  3. E3 - The Set Up
  4. E4 - Be My Guest
  5. E5 - The New Look
  6. E6 - Foggy Night
Writer
1975 Don't Drink The Water - Series 2
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  1. E1 - What? No Telly?
  2. E2 - The Romance
  3. E3 - A Helping Hand
  4. E4 - The Neighbours
  5. E5 - Fred
  6. E6 - Keeping Fit
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1975 Romany Jones - Series 4
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  1. E2 - Cold Comfort
  2. E3 - The Learner Driver
  3. E4 - A Good Layer
  4. E5 - The Washing
  5. E6 - A Night Out
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1974 Romany Jones - Series 3
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  1. E1 - The New Arrivals
  2. E4 - The Dinner
  3. E7 - The Eggs
Writer
1974 Don't Drink The Water - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Home From Home?
  2. E4 - The Lift
  3. E5 - Careful What You Eat
  4. E6 - The Fuse
  5. E7 - The Smell
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1973 Holiday On The Buses Producer
1973 Holiday On The Buses Writer
1973 Romany Jones - Series 2
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  1. E1 - One And One Make Three
  2. E2 - The Shower
  3. E3 - Just The Job
  4. E4 - For Better Or Worse
  5. E5 - Not So Sweet Charity
  6. E6 - Pack Up Your Troubles
Script Editor
1973 Romany Jones - Series 1
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  1. E2 - The Ring
  2. E3 - Run Rabbit Run
  3. E4 - A Rough Night
  4. E5 - The Competition
  5. E6 - An Addition To The Family
  6. E7 - Look After The Pennies
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1973 Romany Jones - Series 1
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  1. E2 - The Ring
  2. E4 - A Rough Night
Writer
1973 Romany Jones Creator
1973 On The Buses - Series 7
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  1. E1 - Olive's Divorce
  2. E2 - The Perfect Clippie
  3. E3 - The Ticket Machine
  4. E4 - The Poster
  5. E5 - The Football Match
  6. E6 - On The Omnibuses
  7. E7 - Goodbye Stan
  8. E8 - Hot Water
  9. E9 - The Visit
  10. E10 - What The Stars Foretell
  11. E11 - The Allowance
  12. E12 - Friends In High Places
  13. E13 - Gardening Time
Script Editor
1973 On The Buses - Series 7
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  1. E1 - Olive's Divorce
  2. E7 - Goodbye Stan
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1972 Mutiny On The Buses Producer
1972 Mutiny On The Buses Writer
1972 Romany Jones - Pilot Writer
1971 On The Buses - Series 5
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  1. E1 - The Nursery
  2. E2 - Stan's Room
  3. E3 - The Best Man
  4. E4 - The Inspector's Pets
  5. E5 - The Epidemic
  6. E6 - The Busmen's Ball
  7. E7 - Canteen Trouble
  8. E8 - The New Nurse
  9. E9 - Lost Property
  10. E10 - Stan's Uniform
  11. E11 - The Strain
  12. E12 - The New Telly
  13. E15 - Boxing Day Social
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1971 On The Buses Producer
1971 On The Buses Writer
1970 On The Buses - Series 4
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  1. E1 - Nowhere To Go
  2. E2 - The Canteen Girl
  3. E3 - Dangerous Living
  4. E4 - The Other Woman
  5. E5 - Christmas Duty
  6. E6 - The 'L' Bus
  7. E7 - The Kids' Outing
  8. E8 - The Anniversary
  9. E9 - Cover Up
  10. E10 - Safety First
  11. E11 - The Lodger
  12. E12 - The Injury
  13. E13 - Not Tonight
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1970 On The Buses - Series 3
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  1. E1 - First Aid
  2. E2 - The Cistern
  3. E3 - The Inspector's Niece
  4. E4 - Brew It Yourself
  5. E5 - Busmen's Perks
  6. E6 - The Snake
  7. E7 - Mum's Last Fling
  8. E8 - Radio Control
  9. E9 - Foggy Night
  10. E10 - The New Uniforms
  11. E11 - Going Steady
  12. E12 - The Squeeze
  13. E13 - On The Make
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1969 On The Buses - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Family Flu
  2. E2 - The Used Combination
  3. E3 - Self Defence
  4. E4 - Aunt Maud
  5. E5 - Late Again
  6. E6 - Bon Voyage
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1969 On The Buses - Series 1
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  1. E1 - The Early Shift
  2. E2 - The New Conductor
  3. E3 - Olive Takes A Trip
  4. E4 - Bus Drivers' Stomach
  5. E5 - The New Inspector
  6. E6 - The Canteen
  7. E7 - The Darts Match
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1969 Wild, Wild Women - Series 1
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  1. E3 - Episode Three
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1968 Wild, Wild Women - Comedy Playhouse Writer
1967 Sorry I'm Single Writer
1966 I've Gotta Horse Writer
1966 Meet The Wife - Series 5
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  1. E1 - The Holiday
  2. E2 - Continental Tour
  3. E3 - The Return
  4. E4 - The Diet
  5. E5 - My Husband's Brother
  6. E6 - Tilly-Ann
  7. E7 - Old Time Dancing
  8. E8 - The Schoolboy
  9. E9 - The Homework
  10. E10 - The Nasty Sleeper
  11. E11 - Bless 'Em All
  12. E12 - This Christmas, Shop Early!
  13. E13 - Christmas Travel
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1966 The Bed-Sit Girl - Series 2 Writer
1965 Meet The Wife - Series 4
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  1. E1 - The Pain
  2. E2 - Her Birthday
  3. E3 - Brother Tom
  4. E4 - The Hotel
  5. E5 - The Merry Widow
  6. E6 - Journey Home
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1965 Meet The Wife - Series 3
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  1. E1 - The Ring
  2. E2 - The Bathroom
  3. E3 - Cousin Olive
  4. E4 - The Loft
  5. E5 - Doctor's Orders
  6. E6 - The Picnic
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1965 The Bed-Sit Girl - Series 1 Writer
1964 Meet The Wife - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Shopping
  2. E2 - The Teenage Niece
  3. E3 - The Shelf
  4. E4 - The Invitation
  5. E5 - The Lesson
  6. E6 - The Wallpaper
  7. Special - Christmas Night With The Stars
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1964 Meet The Wife - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Getting Away
  2. E2 - Coming Home
  3. E3 - The Back
  4. E4 - The Night Out
  5. E5 - Little Andrew
  6. E6 - The Business Dinner
  7. E7 - The Strain
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1963 Meet The Wife - Pilot Writer
1963 The Rag Trade - Series 3
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  1. Special - Christmas Night With The Stars
  2. E1 - Episode One
  3. E2 - Episode Two
  4. E3 - Episode Three
  5. E4 - Episode Four
  6. E5 - Baby Dolls
  7. E6 - Mistaken Tax
  8. E7 - Episode Seven
  9. E8 - The Budgie
  10. E9 - Episode Nine
  11. E10 - The Italian Girl
  12. E11 - Babysitters Unlimited
  13. E12 - Episode Twelve
  14. E13 - The Engagement Ring
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1962 The Rag Trade - Series 2
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E2 - Episode Two
  3. E3 - Episode Three
  4. E4 - Episode Four
  5. E5 - Episode Five
  6. E6 - Episode Six
  7. E7 - Stay-in Strike
  8. E8 - The Fish And Chip Shop
  9. E9 - Episode Nine
  10. E10 - Episode Ten
  11. E11 - Episode Eleven
  12. E12 - Episode Twelve
  13. E13 - Episode Thirteen
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1961 The Rag Trade - Series 1
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  1. E1 - The Baby
  2. E2 - Getting Married
  3. E3 - Early Start
  4. E4 - French Fashions
  5. E5 - The Sample
  6. E6 - Unhappy Customer
  7. E7 - Episode Seven
  8. E8 - Doctor's Orders
  9. E9 - The Italian Designer
  10. E10 - The Gollywogs
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1961 It's A Deal
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  1. E13 - Episode Thirteen
Writer
1959 Educating Archie - Series 2
  1. E14 - Archie's Christmas Party
Self
1959 Educating Archie - Series 2
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  1. E5 - The King And Archie
  2. E7 - Don't Put Your Nephew On The Stage
  3. E8 - The Case Of The Missing Aunt
  4. E9 - The Day We Fooled The Fuhrer
  5. E10 - Brough And The Bald-headed Bandit
  6. E11 - The Man With The Golden Feet
  7. E12 - Episode Twelve
  8. E13 - Episode Thirteen
  9. E14 - Archie's Christmas Party
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1958 Educating Archie - Series 1
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  1. E1 - Episode One
  2. E3 - Episode Three
  3. E5 - Episode Five
  4. E7 - Episode Seven
  5. E8 - Episode Eight
  6. E11 - Episode Eleven
  7. E13 - Episode Thirteen
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1956 Here's Archie Self
1955 Value For Money Harmonica Player in Coach

Non-comedy TV and film credits may be found here:
Ronald Chesney on IMDb

Born
Tuesday 4th May 1920
Died
Thursday 12th April 2018 (aged 97)
Birth name
René Lucien Cadier
Nationality
British
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