Double First

BBC One comedy drama. 7 episodes (1 series) in 1988. Stars Michael Williams, Ann Bell, Jennifer Hilary, Holly Aird, Clive Merrison and Peter Tuddenham.

Double First

Oxford graduate, N.V. Standish was voted the man most likely to succeed back in 1960. In 1988, however, he makes his living by grilling hamburgers

Genre
Comedy Drama
Broadcast
1988
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
7   (1 series)
Starring
Michael Williams, Ann Bell, Jennifer Hilary, Holly Aird, Clive Merrison and Peter Tuddenham
Writers
John Esmonde and Bob Larbey
Director
Gareth Gwenlan
Producer
Gareth Gwenlan

Comedy serial following two middle-aged sisters and their chance encounter with an idol from their university days. Once admired by men and loved by women, fellow Oxford student N.V. Standish graduated with flying colours, entered the Diplomatic Service on behalf of the British Government, and penned a celebrated novel.

Not long after, however, his former fans and classmates never heard from him again. Not until sisters Mary (single) and Louise (widowed) spot him grilling the hamburgers in a small local café. Whatever could have happened to this once bright beacon and celebrated figure in their lives?

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 6th September 1988 on BBC One at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 18th October 1988 on BBC One at 8:30pm

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