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.


The surnames of the characters are tributes to the original duo: Norvell was Hardy's middle name, whilst Jefferson was Laurel's real surname.

Whilst the other six episodes in Seven Of One were intended as pilots, Another Fine Mess was only ever conceived as a single episode, allowing Barker and Castle to pay tribute to the legendary comedy duo.