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

A.P. Herbert's 'Misleading Cases'

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1967 - 1971
  • 19 episodes (3 series)

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. Stars Alastair Sim, Roy Dotrice, Avice Landon and Thorley Walters.

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Misleading Cases
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Black and white

Website links

Broadcast details

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

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