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 4, Episode 4 - The Bishop Beats The System

When the Bishop receives a substantial offer for St. Ogg's cloak he sees it as an ideal way of raising funds for clergy widows. However, the Dean is opposed to the idea and the Bishop must get past the Cathedral's new security system.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 6th May 1970
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
Roy Kinnear 1st Verger
John Quayle 2nd Verger
Michael Taylor German Tourist
Writing team
Pauline Devaney Writer
Edwin Apps Writer
Production team
John Howard Davies Director
John Howard Davies Producer
Austin Ruddy Production Designer
Stanley Myers Composer