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.

Series 1, Episode 2 - The Bishop Meets A Bird

The Bishop has been asked to contribute an article on the Cathedral for a local paper, and he sets to his task with enthusiasm. His discovery of an old tradition called "Pedlar's Right", and its subsequent publication, lead him into an embarrassing situation...


This episode no longer exists in the archives. It is missing, believed wiped.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 7th February 1967
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Robertson Hare Henry - The Archdeacon
William Mervyn The Rt. Rev. Dr. Cuthbert Hever - The Bishop
Derek Nimmo The Rev. Mervyn Noote - The Chaplain
John Barron Lionel Pugh Critchley - The Dean
Guest cast
Geoffrey Hibbert Mr. Bird
Barbara Keogh Actor
Gillian Royale Actor
Hamish Roughead Actor
Graham Rowe Actor
Walter Randall Actor
Michael Slater Actor
Brian Hewitt-Jones Actor
Writing team
Pauline Devaney Writer
Edwin Apps Writer
Production team
Stuart Allen Producer
Stanley Myers Composer
Guy Featherstone Production Designer