British Comedy Guide

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 4th April at 7:40am.

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


  1. Monday 21st August 2017 at 8:00am on Gold
  2. Monday 21st August 2017 at 3:40pm on Gold
  3. Tuesday 22nd August 2017 at 12:40am on Gold
  4. Thursday 31st August 2017 at 8:55am on Gold
  5. Friday 1st September 2017 at 12:10am on Gold
  6. Wednesday 13th September 2017 at 8:15am on Gold
  7. Tuesday 26th September 2017 at 8:35am on Gold
  8. Wednesday 27th September 2017 at 3:20am on Gold
  9. Thursday 5th April 2018 at 7:40am on Gold
  10. Friday 6th April 2018 at 7:10am on Gold

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
John Wood Production Designer


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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