A.P. Herbert's 'Misleading Cases'. Albert Haddock (Roy Dotrice). Copyright: BBC.

A.P. Herbert's 'Misleading Cases'

BBC One sitcom. 19 episodes (3 series), 1967 - 1971. Stars Alastair Sim, Roy Dotrice, Avice Landon and Thorley Walters.

A.P. Herbert's 'Misleading Cases'

A look at some of the extraordinary cases brought by Albert Haddock in his attempt to prove that the law can sometimes be an ass

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1967 - 1971
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
19   (3 series)
Creator
A. P. Herbert
Starring
Alastair Sim, Roy Dotrice, Avice Landon and Thorley Walters
Writers
Alan Melville, Christopher Bond and Michael Gilbert
Producers
Michael Mills and John Howard Davies

It has become a matter of principle for Albert Haddock to not let archaic laws and bye-laws dictate the way he lives his life. Whenever he takes on the injustices of life he normally ends up having to defend his stance in a court of law. A court that is frequently presided over by the increasingly amused Mr Justice Swallow and Mr Haddock's long-suffering adversary Sir Joshua Hoot QC.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • Misleading Cases (Other official name)
Picture
Black and white
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 20th June 1967 on BBC One at 7:30pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 3rd September 1971 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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