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 2, Episode 6 - The Bishop Gives A Shove

After another row with the Dean, the Bishop decides he is tired of arguing with him and decides to play the bigger man. He is persuaded to recommend the Dean for the newly created diocese of Chelsea but then he has to find nice things to say about him - a very difficult task after ten years of bitter infighting.


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Broadcast details

Friday 29th December 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
Ernest Clark Lionel Pugh Critchley - The Dean
Guest cast
Frank Williams Mr. Dobson
Hamish Roughead Workman
Johnson Bayly Butler
Writing team
Pauline Devaney Writer
Edwin Apps Writer
Production team
Stuart Allen Producer

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