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

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

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1969 - 1972
  • 26 episodes (4 series)

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. Stars Rodney Bewes, Garfield Morgan, Sheila White, Geraldine Newman, Christine Hargreaves and more.

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

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1969 - 1972
Channels
ITV
Episodes
26 (4 series), plus 3 shorts
Stars
Rodney Bewes, Garfield Morgan, Sheila White, Geraldine Newman, Christine Hargreaves, Michael Sheard, Liz Gebhardt, Amelia Bayntun and Cheryl Hall
Writers
Rodney Bewes and Derrick Goodwin
Directors
Derrick Goodwin and Bill Hitchcock
Producers
Derrick Goodwin, Rodney Bewes and John Duncan
Companies

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?

Additional details

Also known as
  • Albert! (Series 4)
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Black and white / Colour
Soundtrack
Albert's Song written and sung by Rodney Bewes.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 15th September 1969 at 9:30pm on ITV

Recording details

  • Teddington Studios

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