Andy Capp. Andy Capp (James Bolam). Copyright: Thames Television.

Andy Capp

ITV sitcom about a work-shy drunk. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1988. Stars James Bolam, Paula Tilbrook, Kevin Lloyd, John Arthur and others.

Press Clippings

How Andy Capp was inspired by the creator's father

The popular strip's 60th ­anniversary will be marked with a new exhibition of the character who became Willi Wakker in Germany, Andre Chapeau in France and Andy Cappello in Italy.

Jeremy Armstrong, The Mirror, 12th May 2017

The mirth and misogyny of Andy Capp

Andy Capp was a product of the 1950s - an era when newspapers dominated and domestic violence was still a mainstream source of humour. Why, almost 60 years after he first appeared in the Daily Mirror, is a layabout lout from north-east England still popular?

Duncan Leatherdale, BBC News, 23rd March 2016