Leave It To Charlie. Image shows from L to R: Charlie Fisher (David Roper), Arthur Simister (Peter Sallis). Copyright: Granada Television / Rex.

Leave It To Charlie

ITV sitcom about an insurance salesman. 26 episodes (4 series), 1978 - 1980. Stars David Roper, Peter Sallis, Gwen Cherrell, Jean Heywood and others.

Leave It To Charlie

Life for Charlie Fisher, a Lancastrian insurance agent, is littered with one disaster after another

1978 - 1980
26   (4 series)
David Roper, Peter Sallis, Gwen Cherrell, Jean Heywood, Sally Kinghorn, David Ross and John Horsley
H.V. Kershaw
Eric Prytherch
Eric Prytherch

Charlie Fisher is an insurance salesman; young, cheerful, optimistic, and starting a new job in a Northern town. For some reason - perhaps because of his air of invincible optimism - Charlie is the sort of person other people depend on, from the little old lady he gives a lift home who becomes his landlady, to his gloomy pessimist of a boss, Arthur Simister, who is possessed of a wife so vague she can't remember his name and a deliciously dizzy secretary.

In Leave It To Charlie, written by HV Kershaw, Charlie finds himself called on to do everything, from looking over an elderly bachelor to assess his future 'prospects' as a husband to starring in the local amateur theatrical production.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Thursday 13th July 1978 on ITV at 7:15pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 25th March 1980 on ITV at 8:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes