A Bit Of A Do. Ted Simcock (David Jason). Copyright: Yorkshire Television
A Bit Of A Do

A Bit Of A Do

  • TV sitcom / comedy drama
  • ITV
  • 1989
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

A David Nobbs-penned comedy about class and how it affects people's actions and opinions. Stars David Jason, Gwen Taylor, Nicola Pagett, Paul Chapman, Stephanie Cole and more.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 5 - The Crowning Of Miss Frozen Chicken (U.K.)

Tensions run high among the group for a variety of reasons. Rodney has purchased Ted's foundry which causes no small degree of acrimony, Paul confesses to Jenny about his dalliance with Carol and protesters interrupt the beauty pageant. The evening climaxes with Neville and Liz agreeing to marry; much to the shock of Rita and Laurence.

Broadcast details

Friday 10th February 1989
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 1st December 2013 6:30pm Drama
Sunday 1st December 2013 10:30pm Drama
Monday 2nd December 2013 3:30am Drama
Monday 2nd December 2013 8:00am Drama
Friday 27th December 2013 8:00am Drama
Saturday 28th December 2013 2:00am Drama
Saturday 28th December 2013 4:00am Drama
Friday 27th June 2014 1:00pm Drama
Friday 27th June 2014 6:00pm Drama
Sunday 1st February 2015 11:10pm Drama
Tuesday 5th May 2015 7:10am Drama
Saturday 24th October 2015 3:00am Drama
Friday 26th August 2016 10:55am Gold
Thursday 15th September 2016 10:50am Gold
Sunday 18th September 2016 9:35am Gold

Cast & crew

David Jason Ted Simcock
Gwen Taylor Rita Simcock
Nicola Pagett Liz Rodenhurst
Paul Chapman Laurence Rodenhurst
Stephanie Cole Betty Sillitoe
Tim Wylton Rodney Sillitoe
Michael Jayston Neville Badger
David Thewlis Paul Simcock
Wayne Foskett Elvis Simcock
Nigel Hastings Simon Rodenhurst
Karen Drury Carol Fordingbridge
Malcolm Hebden Eric (Barman)
Sarah-Jane Holm Jenny Simcock
Guest cast
Chrissie Cotterill Debbie Saltmarsh
Writing team
David Nobbs Writer
Production team
Ronnie Baxter Director
David Reynolds Producer
Vernon Lawrence Executive Producer
Mick Miller Editor
Ian Fisher Production Designer
Ray Russell Composer

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