The Last Of The Baskets. Image shows from L to R: Redvers Bodkin (Arthur Lowe), Mrs Basket (Patricia Hayes), Clifford Basket (Ken Jones). Copyright: Granada Television.

The Last Of The Baskets

ITV sitcom. 13 episodes (2 series), 1971 - 1972. Stars Arthur Lowe, Ken Jones, Patricia Hayes and Graham Armitage.

The Last Of The Baskets

The Earl has died and his man-servant, Bodkin is aghast to find that Clifford, the son of a naughty cousin, has inherited the title

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1971 - 1972
Channel
ITV
Episodes
13   (2 series)
Starring
Arthur Lowe, Ken Jones, Patricia Hayes and Graham Armitage
Writer
John Stevenson
Director
Bill Podmore
Producer
Bill Podmore

The twelfth Earl of Clogborough lays dying and, after 93 years spent living it up, he is now ready to pass on the title and the debt-ridden, crumbling Clogborough Hall. First, the heir to his title must be found and his last remaining servant, Bodkin, is aghast to find that the estate will be inherited by Clifford Basket, the son of naughty cousin Clarence.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 10th May 1971 on ITV at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 14th February 1972 on ITV at 8:30pm
Length of episodes
25 minutes

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