I'll Fly You For A Quid. Image shows from L to R: Evan Owen (Ronnie Barker), April Owen (Beth Morris), Mr. Simmonds (Emrys James). Copyright: BBC.

I'll Fly You For A Quid

BBC Two sitcom about a family of gamblers. 1 pilot in 1973. Stars Ronnie Barker, Emrys James, Richard O'Callaghan, Margaret John and others.

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

I'll Fly You For A Quid

Comedy pilot starring Ronnie Barker. A Welsh family mad on gambling try to find a winning betting slip

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1973
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
1 Pilot
Starring
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
Producer
Sydney Lotterby

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?

Production Details

Part of

Seven Of One

Production company
Also known as
  • Seven Of One: I'll Fly You For A Quid (Other official name)
  • 7 Of 1: I'll Fly You For A Quid (Other official name)
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 6th May 1973 on BBC Two at 8:15pm
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 24th November 2014 at 12:00pm on Gold

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