Ffizz. Image shows from L to R: Hugo Walker (Benjamin Whitrow), Alan (Robin Kermode), Jack Mowbray (Richard Griffiths). Copyright: Thames Television.

Ffizz

ITV sitcom about workshy company directors. 12 episodes (2 series), 1987 - 1989. Stars Richard Griffiths, Benjamin Whitrow, Felicity Montagu, Robin Kermode and others.

Ffizz. Image shows from L to R: Griselda (Felicity Montagu), Hugo Walker (Benjamin Whitrow), Jack Mowbray (Richard Griffiths). Copyright: Thames Television.

Ffizz

Upmarket wine merchants Mowbray & Crofts find times getting harder as a recession bites: the owners are forced to meet something called 'work'

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1987 - 1989
Channel
ITV
Episodes
12   (2 series)
Starring
Richard Griffiths, Benjamin Whitrow, Felicity Montagu, Robin Kermode, Phyllida Law and George Ballantine
Writers
Richard Fegen and Andrew Norriss
Director
Derrick Goodwin
Producer
Derrick Goodwin

Jack and Hugo are the directors of upper-crust wine merchants Mowbray & Crofts, a long-established company serving London's great and good, from Lords to bankers to embassies.

Work has never been a word they have easily recognised, preferring to drink the stock whenever possible and conduct all other 'business' from a heavy social basis: life for these two is an endless round of exclusive parties!

However, the duo must learn to adapt to a new life when their accountant dies suddenly, exposing a gaping chasm in the firm's finances that leave them with no option than to call in assistance from the bank - who impose a young, go-getting executive, Alan, tasked with turning the business around with a series of new initiatives, cutbacks, and money-making schemes.

The question remains, just how will Jack and Hugo cope with their newfound need to put some actual effort in?

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