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

Ffizz

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1987 - 1989
  • 12 episodes (2 series)

Upmarket wine merchants Mowbray & Crofts find times getting harder as a recession bites: the owners are forced to meet something called 'work'. Stars Richard Griffiths, Benjamin Whitrow, Felicity Montagu, Robin Kermode, Phyllida Law and more.

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

Key details

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

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?

Additional details

Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 9th September 1987 at 8:30pm on ITV

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