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 3

1. The Bishop Learns The Facts

First broadcast: Wednesday 8th January 1969

It appears that Noote has finally found a girlfriend and the Archdeacon thinks the time is right for the Bishop to tell him the facts of life. But, in reality, Noote has been asked to perform a marriage service for the young lady in question who happens to be an old friend. Once again the Dean causes chaos with his meddling and the misunderstandings abound...

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2. The Bishop Has A Flutter

First broadcast: Wednesday 15th January 1969

The Archdeacon offers the Bishop a chance to make some money by selling him tickets for an OAP raffle. The Bishop is going to the point-to-point horse racing and is encouraged by the Archdeacon to have a bet. But the question of gambling is given a positive spin by the Archdeacon - after all raffle tickets are technically gambling. The Bishop is now convinced that having a flutter is not real gambling and determines to "have a bit of fun without losing control".

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3. The Bishop Is Hospitable

First broadcast: Wednesday 22nd January 1969

The Dean agrees with St Paul that 'a Bishop should be given to hospitality' but he is taken by surprise at the outcome.

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4. The Bishop Pays A Visit

First broadcast: Wednesday 29th January 1969

The Bishop is stung by the Dean's accusation that his visits to the diocese are a year out of date. In an attempt to teach the Dean a lesson, he decides to visit St. Ogg's, in his official capacity, and make the Dean account for every item in the Cathedral's inventory...

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5. The Bishop Takes A Holiday

First broadcast: Wednesday 5th February 1969

There is evidence that the Methodists are poaching Anglican congregations so the Bishop decides to fight fire with fire.

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6. The Affair At Cookham Lock

First broadcast: Wednesday 12th February 1969

There is great anticipation at St. Ogg's when the final episode of a TV thriller is about to be broadcast - but the Dean does not share their enthusiasm and his presence is not welcome.

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7. The Bishop Keeps His Diary

First broadcast: Wednesday 19th February 1969

Keeping a diary should be a very private affair but the Bishop is having trouble keeping his a secret from the Dean.

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