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

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
Producers
Harold Snoad and James Gilbert

One of the Seven Of One pilots, 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.

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