Mr Big. Image shows from L to R: Eddie (Peter Jones), Dolly (Prunella Scales), Ginger (Ian Lavender), Norma (Carol Hawkins). Copyright: BBC.

Mr Big

BBC One sitcom. 14 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 1974 - 1977. Stars Peter Jones, Prunella Scales, Ian Lavender and Carol Hawkins.

Mr Big

Eddie finds that if he's planning a bank job or robbing the local post office it is probably not a good idea to involve the rest of his family

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1974 - 1977
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
14   (1 pilot + 2 series)
Creator
Peter Jones
Starring
Peter Jones, Prunella Scales, Ian Lavender and Carol Hawkins
Writers
Peter Jones and Christopher Bond
Director
Ray Butt
Producer
Dennis Main Wilson

Eddie would like to see himself as a mastermind of the criminal fraternity but then he sees his family and his bubble is burst. His wife Dolly believes in people helping themselves, as she does - but only from the very best shops. Their daughter, Norma, lives for her feckless boyfriend, Ginger, who has one ambition in life - to be a scrounging layabout. With this picture of domestic trivia, Eddie plans his bank jobs and post office raids with all destined to be bungled and only good fortune keeping them from prison...

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