Dear Mother.... ....Love Albert. Albert Courtnay (Rodney Bewes).

Dear Mother.... ....Love Albert

ITV sitcom about a northerner in London. 26 episodes (4 series), 1969 - 1972. Stars Rodney Bewes, Garfield Morgan, Sheila White, Geraldine Newman and others.

Dear Mother.... ....Love Albert. Image shows from L to R: Doreen Bissel (Liz Gebhardt), Albert Courtnay (Rodney Bewes).

Dear Mother.... ....Love Albert

Albert Courtnay has upped his Northern roots and moved to London. His letters home to his mother embellish his life with more than a hint of fiction

1969 - 1972
26   (4 series), plus 3 shorts
Rodney Bewes, Garfield Morgan, Sheila White, Geraldine Newman, Christine Hargreaves, Michael Sheard, Liz Gebhardt, Amelia Bayntun and Cheryl Hall
Rodney Bewes and Derrick Goodwin
Derrick Goodwin and Bill Hitchcock
Derrick Goodwin and Rodney Bewes

Albert Courtnay, a well-meaning 24 year-old Northerner has moved from his home and family to the bright lights of London, where he lodges with a Mrs. McKewan and her daughter, and works as a salesman for a confectionery company, Tomlinson's Toffee.

He finds his new life slightly bewildering and, aspiring to much greater things, when writing regular letters home to his mother Albert constantly embellishes his daily routine to make his life sound somewhat more exciting and successful than it really is. Just how far can he divorce fact from fiction?

Production Details

Production companies
Also known as
  • Albert! (Series 4)
Black and white / Colour
Albert's Song written and sung by Rodney Bewes.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 15th September 1969 on ITV at 9:30pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 6th June 1972 on ITV at 7pm

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