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 5, Episode 1 - The Bishop Warms Up

Now that the Dean has replaced the annual hymn service with a music festival, there is a need to house the boys' choir. Because of a local by-law it is down to the Bishop to put them up in his home but he has just had a new central heating system fitted and it makes for a sleepless night for all!

Broadcast details

Thursday 13th May 1971
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
Norman Chappell Mr. Fox
Frank Williams Mr. Dawson
Dudley Jones Mr. Parry Jones
Writing team
Pauline Devaney Writer
Edwin Apps Writer
Production team
John Howard Davies Director
John Howard Davies Producer
Graham Oakley Production Designer
Stanley Myers Composer