Another Fine Mess. Image shows from L to R: Sydney Jefferson (Roy Castle), Harry Norvel (Ronnie Barker). Copyright: BBC
Another Fine Mess

Another Fine Mess

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC Two
  • 1973
  • 1 pilot

Laurel and Hardy tribute starring Ronnie Barker and Roy Castle. Two friends attempt to go to a fancy dress contest as the comedy duo. Also features Avis Bunnage, Margery Mason, Pearl Hackney, Pauline Delany, Dennis Ramsden and Sally Brelsford

Another Fine Mess. Image shows from L to R: Sydney Jefferson (Roy Castle), Harry Norvel (Ronnie Barker). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1973
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
1 Pilot
Stars
Ronnie Barker, Roy Castle, Avis Bunnage, Margery Mason, Pearl Hackney, Pauline Delany, Dennis Ramsden and Sally Brelsford
Writer
Hugh Leonard
Director
Harold Snoad
Producers
Harold Snoad and James Gilbert
Companies

One of the Seven Of One series, Another Fine Mess is a tribute to legendary double-act Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

American Harry Norvel (Ronnie Barker) is stuck at home as his mother-in-law has died and his mourning wife won't let him leave the house. However, Harry wants to go out so that he and his dim friend, Sydney Jefferson (Roy Castle), can take part in a fancy dress contest, which they plan to enter as Stan and Ollie. Their attempt to go out leads to an adventure not too disimilar to the original double-act.

Additional details

Part of

Seven Of One

Also known as
  • 7 Of 1: Another Fine Mess
  • Seven Of One: Another Fine Mess
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 22nd April 1973 at 8:25pm on BBC Two
Episode length
30 minutes
Most recent repeats
  • Wednesday 24th June 2015 at 12:00pm on Gold
  • Monday 10th November 2014 at 12:00pm on Gold
  • Monday 6th October 2014 at 12:00pm on Gold

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