Cowboys. Image shows from L to R: Wobbly Ron (David Kelly), Richard Geyser (Colin Welland), Joe Jones (Roy Kinnear), Eric (James Wardroper). Copyright: Thames Television.


ITV sitcom about terrible builders. 13 episodes (2 series), 1980 - 1981. Stars Roy Kinnear, Colin Welland, David Kelly, James Wardroper and others.

Series 2, Episode 6 - Operation Douche

Joe and the lads are employed to fit a new sink next to the operating theatre at the Brompton Memorial Hospital.


Although broadcast almost a whole 12 months after the previous episode, Thames archives show this episode as being part of Series 2. It is unclear why the delay in broadcast is present.

Broadcast details

Tuesday 8th December 1981
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Roy Kinnear Joe Jones
Colin Welland Richard Geyser
David Kelly Wobbly Ron
Janine Duvitski Muriel Bailey
Guest cast
John Barron Surgeon
Sheila Steafel Vera
Virginia Balfour Theatre Sister
Gillian Martell Patient
Ronnie Brody Mr. Selhurst
Writing team
Peter Learmouth Writer
Production team
Michael Mills Director
Michael Mills Producer
Trevor Waite Editor
Camilla Keenan Editor
Ray Russell Composer
Robin Parker Production Designer