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.

Series 1, Episode 2 - All The Tea In China

Shy Shorty plucks up courage to ask his new-found girlfriend Kath out for the evening - and has thought of a place to have a special meal...

Broadcast details

Friday 10th September 1976
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
David Jason Bernard 'Shorty' Mepstead
Peter Armitage Randolph Mepstead
Cheryl Hall Kathleen Peake
Pat Heywood Mrs. Mepstead
Guest cast
Mike Grady Sylveste
Burt Kwouk Chinese Waiter
Writing team
Terence Frisby Writer
Production team
Gerry Mill Director
Humphrey Barclay Producer


Lucky Feller trailer

David Jason stars with Peter Armitage in this LWT sitcom centred around the tangled romantic lives of two brothers living at home with their mum in south-east London.

Often regarded as a precursor to Only Fools And Horses, Lucky Feller was a relatively early showcase for Jason's comic talents, penned by Terence Frisby - the award-winning author of stage hit There's A Girl In My Soup - and produced by comedy veteran Humphrey Barclay.

The DVD set presents the complete series, originally transmitted in 1976.

Featuring: David Jason (Bernard 'Shorty' Mepstead), Peter Armitage (Randolph Mepstead), Pat Heywood (Mrs. Mepstead).


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