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

Another Fine Mess

BBC Two sitcom tribute to Laurel & Hardy. 1 pilot in 1973. Stars Ronnie Barker, Roy Castle, Avis Bunnage, Margery Mason and others.

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

Another Fine Mess

Laurel and Hardy tribute starring Ronnie Barker and Roy Castle. Two friends attempt to go to a fancy dress contest as the comedy duo

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1973
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
Ronnie Barker, Roy Castle, Avis Bunnage, Margery Mason, Pearl Hackney, Pauline Delany, Dennis Ramsden and Sally Brelsford
Writer
Hugh Leonard
Director
Harold Snoad
Producer
Harold Snoad

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.

Production Details

Part of

Seven Of One

Production company
Also known as
  • Seven Of One: Another Fine Mess (Other official name)
  • 7 Of 1: Another Fine Mess (Other official name)
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 22nd April 1973 on BBC Two at 8:25pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 24th June 2015 at 12:00pm on Gold

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