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

1974 - 1977
14   (1 pilot + 2 series)
Peter Jones
Peter Jones, Prunella Scales, Ian Lavender and Carol Hawkins
Peter Jones and Christopher Bond
Ray Butt
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...

Production Details

Part of

Comedy Playhouse

Production company
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 21st May 1974 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Last new broadcast
Thursday 4th August 1977 on BBC One at 8:30pm
Length of episodes
30 minutes

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