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.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3

Richard is ambitious and believes that he is bigger than Soho - Mrs. Alcock is more concerned that he may bring down the ceiling if he doesn't stop what he is doing. Ernest is worried about where his critical path may lead. It's not long before Richard is searching for a new job and Marigold a new employee.


This episode has been known by the unofficial title Soho Is Too Small.

Broadcast details

Monday 19th June 1972
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Beryl Reid Mrs. Marigold Alcock
Richard O'Sullivan Richard Gander
John Cater Ernest
Guest cast
Hugh Latimer Johnson
Brian Murphy Pluthero
Leslie Lawton Smythe
Victor Platt Vicar
John Savident Cripps
Lane Meddick Grimes
Julie Martin Collette
Tessa Scopes Secretary
Writing team
Johnnie Mortimer Writer
Brian Cooke Writer
Production team
Alan Tarrant Director
Alan Tarrant Producer
Harry Clark Production Designer

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