All Gas And Gaiters. Image shows from L to R: Henry - The Archdeacon (Robertson Hare), The Rt. Rev. Dr. Cuthbert Hever - The Bishop (William Mervyn), The Rev. Mervyn Noote - The Chaplain (Derek Nimmo). Copyright: BBC.

All Gas And Gaiters

BBC One sitcom about mild-mannered clergymen. 33 episodes (pilot + 5 series), 1966 - 1971. Stars Robertson Hare, William Mervyn, Derek Nimmo, John Barron and others.

All Gas And Gaiters. Image shows from L to R: Henry - The Archdeacon (Robertson Hare), Lionel Pugh Critchley - The Dean (John Barron), The Rev. Mervyn Noote - The Chaplain (Derek Nimmo), The Rt. Rev. Dr. Cuthbert Hever - The Bishop (William Mervyn). Copyright: BBC.

All Gas And Gaiters

The fictional St. Ogg's Cathedral is the setting for a good natured look at life among the clergy

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1966 - 1971
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
33   (1 pilot + 5 series), plus 1 short special
Starring
Robertson Hare, William Mervyn, Derek Nimmo, John Barron, Ernest Clark and Joan Sanderson
Writers
Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps
Directors
John Howard Davies and Stuart Allen
Producers
Stuart Allen, John Howard Davies and Robin Nash

The 13th Century St. Ogg's Cathedral is home to Bishop Hubert Cleaver and his support staff: Henry, the Archdeacon is prone to a tipple, whilst the Rev. Mervyn Noote, as his chaplain, provides support in his own naive, bumbling manner. Their life would be a fairly cosy affair if it were not for the officious Dean, Lionel Pugh Critchley, who never tires of telling the Bishop where he is going wrong.

Production Details

Part of

Comedy Playhouse

Production company
Also known as
  • Comedy Playhouse: The Bishop Rides Again (Pilot)
  • AGAG (Acronym)
Picture
Black and white / Colour
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 17th May 1966 on BBC One at 7:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 17th June 1971 on BBC One at 7:45pm
Last repeat
Sunday 15th July 2012 at 8:00pm on Radio 4 Extra

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