Lucky Feller. Bernard 'Shorty' Mepstead (David Jason). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Lucky Feller

ITV sitcom about a man luckless in love. 14 episodes (pilot + 1 series) in 1976. Stars David Jason, Peter Armitage, Cheryl Hall and Pat Heywood.

Episode 1 is repeated on Gold on Wednesday at 7:10am.

Lucky Feller. Image shows from L to R: Kathleen Peake (Cheryl Hall), Bernard 'Shorty' Mepstead (David Jason). Copyright: London Weekend Television.

Lucky Feller

Sitcom starring David Jason as the younger of two brothers living at home with their mum, from where they run a small plumbing and repair business

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1976
Channel
ITV
Episodes
14   (1 pilot + 1 series)
Starring
David Jason, Peter Armitage, Cheryl Hall and Pat Heywood
Writer
Terence Frisby
Director
Mike Vardy
Producer
Humphrey Barclay

Brothers Shorty and Randolph Mepsted both live at home with their mum in Brockley, south east London. Shorty is the shy, retiring type while Randolph is a ladies' man. Together they run a small plumbing and repair business.

Over the course of the series, our incredibly unlucky 'Lucky Feller' attempts to come up trumps in getting the girl of his dreams, Kath. Unfortunately for Shorty, she's fallen for his womanising brother...

Production Details

Production company
Soundtrack
Theme song performed by The Tony Mansell Singers.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Friday 3rd September 1976 on ITV at 6:30pm
Last new broadcast
Friday 26th November 1976 on ITV at 6:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes
Upcoming repeats
  1. Series 1 Episode 1: Wednesday at 7:10am on Gold
  2. Series 1 Episode 2: Thursday at 7:10am on Gold
  3. Series 1 Episode 3: Friday at 7:15am on Gold
  4. Series 1 Episode 4: Monday 3rd June at 8:30am on Gold
  5. Series 1 Episode 5: Tuesday 4th June at 8:30am on Gold
  6. Series 1 Episode 6: Wednesday 5th June at 8:25am on Gold
  7. Series 1 Episode 7: Thursday 6th June at 8:25am on Gold
  8. Series 1 Episode 8: Friday 7th June at 8:25am on Gold

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