No Strings (1974)

  • TV sitcom
  • BBC One
  • 1974
  • 7 episodes (1 series)

Carla Lane-penned sitcom about Derek and his new, quirky flatmate Leonora, and their burgeoning relationship. Also features Rita Tushingham and Keith Barron.

Key details

Genre
Sitcom
Broadcast
1974
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
7 (1 pilot + 1 series)
Stars
Rita Tushingham and Keith Barron
Writer
Carla Lane
Director
John Howard Davies
Producer
John Howard Davies
Company

Rita Tushingham plays the poetry-writing Leonora, who causes chaos in the ordered life of Derek (Keith Barron), a vet with a special aversion to Yorkshire Terriers, when she moves into his flat, but not his bed. Derek has somehow been cajoled into letting Leonora and his unfavourite dogs into his flat. Between getting the dog off the sofa and her off his records, Derek finds that having another woman about the place puts obstacles in the way of his love life.

Additional details

Part of

Comedy Playhouse

Also known as
  • Comedy Playhouse: No Strings
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 16th April 1974 at 8:30pm on BBC One
All previous repeats
  • Tuesday 14th December 2021 at 10:25pm on BBC4 - Episode 1

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