Happy Ever After. Image shows from L to R: June Fletcher (June Whitfield), Terry Fletcher (Terry Scott). Copyright: BBC.

Happy Ever After

BBC One sitcom about a middle-aged couple. 41 episodes (pilot + 5 series), 1974 - 1979. Stars Terry Scott, June Whitfield and Beryl Cooke.


Mary Whitehouse complained that the Fletchers drank too much alcohol in the series.

Writer John Chapman felt that they had taken the characters as far as they could after Series 4 and so left the show. His co-writer, Eric Merriman, continued for one more series but, after a disagreement with the BBC, refused to waive his rights to the format. The corporation wanted to continue with the ratings-winning comedy, so the solution was a change of name, house, work situation and the end for Aunt Lucy as the pair were transported to Terry And June.