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 6

Richard reflects on how he became involved in the Alcock Group of Companies after initially complaining about them. The clients of Artistic Books feel their "32 unretouched photographs for lovers of art" are a complete waste of money. Mrs. Alcock tries to juggle her liquid assets, but they look doomed.


This episode has been known by the unofficial title Artistic Books, Soho, Ltd.

Broadcast details

Monday 10th July 1972
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Beryl Reid Mrs. Marigold Alcock
Richard O'Sullivan Richard Gander
John Cater Ernest
Guest cast
Julie Martin Collette
Norman Mitchell Tom
Harry Littlewood George
Christopher Mitchell Harry
Brenda Kempner Gladys
John Cazabon Customer (Man in Phone Box)
Writing team
Johnnie Mortimer Writer
Brian Cooke Writer
Production team
Alan Tarrant Director
Alan Tarrant Producer
Harry Clark Production Designer

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