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 4

Mrs Alcock unveils the latest endeavour in her business empire: minicabs. The (one) car they acquire does seem to be a little bit worse for wear and had a bit of a bump - but how is Ernest playing pontoon as he goes down Oxford Street backwards?!


This episode has been known by the unofficial title Pontoon.

Broadcast details

Monday 26th June 1972
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Beryl Reid Mrs. Marigold Alcock
Richard O'Sullivan Richard Gander
John Cater Ernest
Guest cast
Patrick Newell Luigi
Harry Davis George (Café Proprietor)
John Baker Albert
John Barrard Man
Peter Thornton Customer
Angela Ryder Girl
Larry Martyn First Workman
Michael Redfern Second Workman
Writing team
Johnnie Mortimer Writer
Brian Cooke Writer
Production team
Alan Tarrant Director
Alan Tarrant Producer
Harry Clark Production Designer

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