I'll Fly You For A Quid. Image shows from L to R: Evan Owen (Ronnie Barker), Mortlake Owen (Richard O'Callaghan). Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1973
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
1 Pilot
Stars
Ronnie Barker, Emrys James, Richard O'Callaghan, Margaret John, Talfryn Thomas, Beth Morris and Gwyneth Owen
Writers
Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais
Director
Sydney Lotterby
Producers
Sydney Lotterby and James Gilbert
Companies

One of Ronnie Barker's Seven Of One pilots, I'll Fly You For A Quid follows the Welsh valleys' Owen family. In a village with a predeliction for gambling, the Owens are particularly keen - much to annoyance of new Minister, Mr. Simmonds.

After Grandpa Owen dies peacefully one Monday afternoon, his son Evan realises he held a winning triple accumulator betting slip - now worth almost £850.

However, with the house fruitlessly turned upside-down in search of the ticket, Evan and his own son, Mortlake, are resigned to it still being in Grandpa's grasp. Will Evan or anyone else in the family have the nerve to open the coffin and find out?

Additional details

Part of

Seven Of One

Also known as
  • 7 Of 1: I'll Fly You For A Quid
  • Seven Of One: I'll Fly You For A Quid
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 6th May 1973 at 8:15pm on BBC Two
Episode length
30 minutes
Most recent repeats
  • Monday 24th November 2014 at 12:00pm on Gold
  • Monday 20th October 2014 at 11:55am on Gold
  • Wednesday 27th August 2014 at 12:20pm on Gold

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