Can We Get On Now, Please?
Sitcom starring Hugh Paddick, Sheila Steafel and Robert Dorning about life working in the lower-rungs of the legal system
- 6 (1 series)
- Hugh Paddick, Sheila Steafel, Robert Dorning, Michael Barrington, Charles Lamb and Valerie Phillips
- Dennis Woolf
- Eric Prytherch
- Brian Armstrong
Justice must be seen to be done, and in some cases justice must seen to be believed - as in this comedy series which turns courtroom drama into courtroom farce.
The scene is a British small-town magistrates' court. No murders, treason or crimes of passion unfold before the Bench; instead the petty crimes of every day are exposed for the ludicrous episodes they so often are. A local council win their case, and then find themselves in the dock for a similar offence. The line-up of witnesses on another case includes six small dogs. Three charges of drunk and disorderly come up in quick succession one morning.
These are just some of the legal tangles to be sorted out by three long-suffering magistrates and their even more long-suffering clerk Pettigrew, who does his best to keep the course of justice running smoothly with the repeated, plaintive cry of "Can we get on now, please?"
- Production company
- Laugh track
- Live audience
- First broadcast
- Monday 2nd June 1980 on ITV at 8pm
- Last new broadcast
- Monday 7th July 1980 on ITV at 8pm
- Length of episodes
- 25 minutes