Something To Shout About. Copyright: BBC.

Something To Shout About

BBC Light Programme sitcom about advertising. 54 episodes (3 series), 1960 - 1962. Stars Michael Medwin, Fenella Fielding, Joan Sims, Sheila Hancock and Eleanor Summerfield.

Something To Shout About - Series 1-3

Something To Shout About - Series 1-3

Series 1-3 of the 1960s comedy set in the world of advertising.

Set in a London ad agency called 'Apsley, Addis, Cohen, Barbican, Blythe, Giddy & Partners', Something To Shout About ran over three series in 1960 - 1961.

Michael Medwin stars as account executive Michael, with Fenella Fielding as his seductive secretary Janet, Joan Sims and Sheila Hancock as shorthand typists Mavis and Shirley, Eleanor Summerfield as no-frills executive Maggie and Nicholas Phipps as copywriter Adrian. This disparate team must stick together to succeed, as they battle to win new accounts and impress clients - and from wooing a US tycoon to putting a glamorous spin on a dreary seaside holiday camp, they always think big. Why else would they hire an elephant to promote bath salts?

In these three series, a new recruit unsettles the ad agency's routine, there's uproar in the agency when the women discover that the men get paid more, a Parisian photoshoot is ruined and has to be redone on a budget and a team trip to the countryside to work on a shampoo commercial doesn't go to plan....

Guest-starring Warren Mitchell and Roy Dotrice in a variety of roles, this light-hearted look at the advertising world is a treat for lovers of classic radio comedy.

First released: Thursday 18th June 2020