Middlemen. Copyright: BBC.


BBC One sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1977. Stars Frank Windsor, Francis Matthews, Avril Elgar and Gwen Taylor.

Series 1

1. Rich Is Best

First broadcast: Wednesday 15th June 1977

George's first encounter in his post-executive career is with fellow businessman Stanley Binns. They agree to explore new ventures together taking George in to areas he would normally consider beneath him.


2. A Little Bit Of Heaven

First broadcast: Wednesday 22nd June 1977

The two Superstar maintenance men take to the road and while they are doorstepping people they take on a new recruit.


3. A Young Lady From Gloucester

First broadcast: Wednesday 29th June 1977

Public money should be wasted constructively - preferably by George and Stanley; but the Chancellor has something to say on Jackanory.


4. A Bag Of Mixed Nuts

First broadcast: Wednesday 6th July 1977

In a mad world, more and more people suffer from pressure on the brain. Doctors Binns and Livingstone have the remedy. Bread and milk are under pressure too.


5. Read Any Good Books Lately?

First broadcast: Wednesday 13th July 1977

The nation is on the brink of a spiritual abyss. Nobody has invented a decent new religion for centuries. George and Stanley have a brand new concept in messiahs - but are they ahead of their time?


6. Fresh Fields And Slightly Used Pastures

First broadcast: Wednesday 20th July 1977

When society is in chaos and confusion and the machinery of civilisation grinds to a halt, what should decent, upstanding, middlemen like George and Stanley do? That's right. They don't really know, either.