Bowler. Stanley Bowler (George Baker). Copyright: London Weekend Television / Rex.


ITV sitcom spin-off from The Fenn Street Gang. 13 episodes (1 series) in 1973. Stars George Baker, Fred Beauman, Renny Lister and Gretchen Franklin.

Bowler - The Complete Series

Bowler - The Complete Series

Bowler was a Fenn Street Gang spin-off which, although written after both its own predecessor Please Sir! and Fenn Street itself, chronicled the earlier adventures of former Fenn Street pupil Craven's shady boss, Stanley Bowler - the Del Boy of his generation.

George Baker stars as the East End villain with social aspirations, while the series was once again penned by veteran sitcom writers John Esmonde and Bob Larbey. Soap legends Wendy Richard and Johnny Briggs are among the guest stars appearing in this wryly humorous look at one man's attempts to breach the barriers of the English class system.

Stanley Bowler has a finger in every profitable pie, and his money can buy everything but the thing he wants most: class. His unstoppable ambition to move in higher social circles sees him embarking on a series of ill-fated schemes - including opening his very own gentlemen's club, conspicuously embracing high culture, and even trying to set himself up as a laird. Sadly, while Bowler stumbles from one faux pas to another, the doors of Society remain very firmly closed...

Contains all 13 episodes over 2 discs. This set is released to shops on 3rd September 2012 after having been a Network web-exclusive.

First released: Wednesday 1st December 2010

  • Distributor: Network
  • Region: 2
  • Discs: 2
  • Catalogue: 7953337

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