A Wholly Healthy Glasgow

BBC One comedy drama. 1 episode in 1988.

A Wholly Healthy Glasgow

Black comedy lampooning the fitness boom of the late 1980s

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1988
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
1
Writer
Iain Heggie
Director
Richard Wilson

A fresh-faced gym instructor, Murdo Caldwell, threatens the cosy lifestyle established in the seedy Adonis Health Club in Glasgow, where, up until now, sex 'n' sleaze have been the order of the day. Charley and Donald, who have established a comfortable living at the club, plot to get rid of Murdo and his ideals of creating "a wholly healthy Glasgow... a city of perfectly proportioned sinuous but not over-developed physiques.... a city of non-smoking non-drinking joggers ... a city of reposeful but alert minds.' But who will win the battle of minds rather than bodies?

Richard Wilson directs this television version of a hit stage play with an acute understanding of small screen comedy

Production Details

Also known as
  • The Play On One: A Wholly Healthy Glasgow (Other official name)
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 16th February 1988 on BBC One at 9:30pm
Episode length
75 minutes

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