Joan Reynolds and Leslie Randall filming the series' Australian adaptation. Image shows from L to R: Joan Reynolds, Leslie Randall
Joan And Leslie

Joan And Leslie

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV
  • 1955 - 1958
  • 71 episodes (3 series)

Domestic sitcom starring real-life husband and wife Leslie Randall and Joan Reynolds. Also features Harry Towb and Noel Dyson.

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1955 - 1958
Channels
ITV
Episodes
71 (3 series)
Stars
Leslie Randall, Joan Reynolds, Harry Towb and Noel Dyson
Writers
Leslie Randall, Gerald Kelsey, Dick Sharples, John Law and Bill Craig
Directors
Dicky Leeman and Hugh Rennie
Producers
Bill Ward and Hugh Rennie
Companies

This sitcom starred Leslie Randall and Joan Reynolds - a real-life married couple - as versions of themselves, playing out their lives together for the entertainment of the nation. Leslie was a freelance journalist writing a column under the assumed name of Dorothy Goodheart, whilst Joan was the 'dumb belle' loveable housewife.

The format changed slightly between Series 1 and 2, moving from 15 minute installments to more recognisable half hours, and the show also enlisted new writers to expand the format beyond merely re-enacted versions of humourous situations and meetings in the couple's real life. The change also saw the introduction of two new characters; Mike (Harry Towb), whose garage the Randalls lived above, and their charlady Mrs Henshawe (Noel Dyson).

Additional details

Also known as
  • Leslie Randall Entertains
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Black and white

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 2nd October 1955 at 4:30pm on ITV

Recording details

  • Hackney Empire

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