My Old Man. Sam Cobbett (Clive Dunn). Copyright: Yorkshire Television.

My Old Man

ITV and BBC Two sitcom about an old man living with his daughter and son-in-law. 14 episodes (pilot + 2 series), 1973 - 1975. Stars Clive Dunn, Priscilla Morgan, Edward Hardwicke, Peter Mayock and others.

My Old Man. Image shows from L to R: Doris (Priscilla Morgan), Sam Cobbett (Clive Dunn). Copyright: Yorkshire Television.

My Old Man

Sam Cobbett, an Army veteran, is moved out of his condemned home in Ironmonger Row and relocated in his daughter and son-in-law's new flat

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1973 - 1975
Channels
ITV, BBC Two
Episodes
14   (1 pilot + 2 series)
Starring
Clive Dunn, Priscilla Morgan, Edward Hardwicke, Peter Mayock, Jon Laurimore and George Tovey
Writer
Gerald Frow
Director
Paddy Russell
Producers
John Duncan and Paddy Russell

After serving in two wars for his country, Sam Cobbett has to accept that the demolition men are going to pull down his home in Ironmonger Row. His daughter, Doris, comes to the rescue and moves him in to the 13th floor flat she shares with her husband, Arthur, and son Ron. Sam is a reasonable man, salt of the earth, but he is also set in his ways and living with youngsters and their new fangled ideas is set to test him.

Production Details

Part of

Seven Of One

Production companies
Also known as
  • 7 Of 1: My Old Man (Pilot)
Soundtrack
Series theme song by Chris Sandford with lyrics by Clive Dunn.
Laugh track
Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 8th April 1973 on BBC Two at 8:15pm
Last new broadcast
Wednesday 23rd April 1975 on ITV at 8pm
Last repeat
Monday 22nd June 2015 at 4:30pm on Gold

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