Alcock And Gander. Image shows from L to R: Mrs. Marigold Alcock (Beryl Reid), Richard Gander (Richard O'Sullivan). Copyright: Thames Television
Alcock And Gander

Alcock And Gander

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1972
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Marigold Alcock, Richard Gander and Ernest run a rather dubious group of companies from a seedy two-room office in Soho. Stars Beryl Reid, Richard O'Sullivan and John Cater.

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Series 1, Episode 1

When your safe has been acquired from a dubious source, you don't know the combination and then lose the key, a crisis occurs. Add to that an additional worry that somebody is trapped inside and you have a typical day at the Alcock office...


This episode has been known by the unofficial title The Safe Breaker.

Broadcast details

Monday 5th June 1972
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Beryl Reid Mrs. Marigold Alcock
Richard O'Sullivan Richard Gander
John Cater Ernest
Guest cast
J.G. Devlin Fingers
Robert Webber Mr. Flood
Norman Chappell Mr. Entwhistle
David Whitworth Barman
Audrey Maye Lady
Writing team
Johnnie Mortimer Writer
Brian Cooke Writer
Production team
Alan Tarrant Director
Alan Tarrant Producer
Harry Clark Production Designer

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